The president has put together a list of new ideas on his infrastructure plan, including his plan to spend $1 trillion in the coming years to help build infrastructure.
The president said Thursday he wants to increase federal aid to small businesses and veterans.
The new plan includes a proposal to help the nation’s infrastructure with grants for private investors and loan guarantees for the construction of public works projects.
But the plan also calls for $2 trillion in federal spending on highways, bridges, and other transportation projects over the next decade.
The White House said it is working with Congress to help with transportation funding.
Trump, a former builder, was asked about the new plan Thursday in an interview with CNBC.
“I think the infrastructure plan is a very big priority for me,” he said.
“If we can get the federal government to do it, we should do it.”
Trump is not the only president to push for infrastructure spending.
President Barack Obama set aside $3.5 trillion for infrastructure in his 2012 budget request.
The budget includes $1 billion for road and bridge projects, $200 million for a rail-tunnel program, and $500 million for other federal grants.
The Obama administration also announced a $3 billion loan guarantee program for small business owners to help finance projects like airports and roadways.