Trump would cut more in federal infrastructure spending than he proposes to add, Democrats say
President Trump meets with state and local officials about infrastructure at the White House on Feb. 12. Trumpâs infrastructure plan, which he pitched at the White House on Monday in a meeting with state and local officials, calls for spending $200 billion in federal funds over the coming decade. Besides unveiling his infrastructure plan, Trump also released his 2019 budget blueprint Monday. [White House budget proposes increase to defense spending and cuts to safety net, but federal deficit would remain]The White House's spending priorities for 2018 renege on President Trump's many promises to lower the deficit and keep Medicare and Medicaid spending without cuts. An additional $50 billion would be directed to rural infrastructure programs, distributed to governors through block grants.