President Donald Trump has issued a new directive, calling for a $10 trillion stimulus package to help revive the economy.
The president said Wednesday that it will require a $1.5 trillion spending increase.
He also said that Congress needs to take up a $2.5 billion package for infrastructure.
Trump said in a statement that the president would announce a package for “federal infrastructure spending, including the creation of new jobs and infrastructure investment.”
He also called for a tax cut that would create $1 trillion in additional revenues.
Trump also said the $1 billion would be used to help offset the impact of the law’s new requirement that insurers offer coverage to everyone.
The $1bn, he said, would be split evenly among states.
It would be available to all Americans and the administration will continue to provide tax credits and grants to states.
Trump has called for more than $100 billion in federal spending over 10 years to help the nation recover from the economic impact of this law.
The $1b would not be included in the $5 trillion deficit-reduction plan being considered by Congress.
Trump signed an executive order in February that directed the Department of Health and Human Services to review its plan for how to pay for a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan.
The plan includes funding for highway and other projects that the administration said could create as many as 5 million construction jobs and up to 100,000 construction jobs.