Politico » Taking serious action to address the crumbling state of U.S. infrastructure is likely to cost far more than the Trump administration is reportedly willing to spend, says a key Senate Democrat overseeing infrastructure policy. The White House is expected to release an infrastructure plan in the next several weeks. Administration officials have discussed using $200 billion in federal money to draw in state, local and private investment in major public works projects that could boost overall spending to $1 trillion.