Posted with permission from The Washington Times

President Trump declared Monday that the long-awaited infrastructure week finally arrived.

"This will be a big week for Infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!" Mr. Trump tweeted.

One of the president's major campaign promises was a renewed commitment to infrastructure, but the plan has been delayed as health cares and tax reform took precedent in the administration's first year. Mr. Trump is set to reveal his plan in full later Monday, but a preview of the rollout shows $1.5 trillion investment to improve roads and airports as well as an overhaul of the federal permit process.

The plan is one that the White House hopes will gain bipartisan support as Democrats have been pushing for a similar proposal.

S.A. Miller contributed to this article.