With less gasoline being used - not enough money is coming into the U.S. Treasury in federal gas taxes to support a major expansion of road and bridge construction - creating the need for a larger funding source.
The President's tweet drew an immediate vow of support from the GOP Senator in charge of infrastructure efforts.
"We stand ready to answer @realDonaldTrump’s call," Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) wrote on Twitter. "In the Senate, we have a bipartisan bill that will invest billions in America’s highways and is ready to go."
But others, like fiscal hawk Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), weren't ready for a full embrace.
"I agree!" said Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) in a tweet directed back at the President. "Help get your Republican colleagues to agree."
The President's tweet came amid some political maneuvering on what should be in the next Congressional stimulus bill - what many refer to as "Phase 4" of the Coronavirus response.