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Democrat Peter DeFazio Uses Transportation Chairmanship to Influence Waterway Policy for Personal Gain

Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, allegedly abused his position for personal gain by sending a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers opposing a proposed rule that would put permanent restrictions on part of the Washington Channel to protect the most vulnerable parts of an Army base. The waterway is where the houseboat used as DeFazio’s “DC residence” allegedly resides.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Rep. Peter Defazio (D-OR) participates in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the surge in passenger rage cases and its effects on the airline industry and staff, on September 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Committee is examining the rise in …

Contracts Awarded for 65 Miles of New Texas Border Walls

Federal officials announced the awarding of approximately 65 miles of new walls along the Texas Border. Officials reported the new wall is not funded under President Donald Trump’s National Emergency Declaration or any other Department of Defense funding.

In this April 29, 2019, photo, construction equipment sets in an area of demolished trees and brush where construction is set to begin soon, in Mission , Texas. The cleared area included a mix of trees, including mesquite, mulberry and hackberry, used to protect birds during the ongoing nesting season. …

Video: Border Wall Crews Migrate Protected Cacti

Border wall construction crews in Arizona are seen migrating Organ Pipe and other protected cacti in a video released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A 30-foot bollard wall is replacing a five-mile segment of the border that is now separated only by a vehicle barrier.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction crews carefully move protected species in the Organ Pipe National Monument. (Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video screenshot)

U.S. Military, DHS Conduct Training Exercises Ahead of Caravan Migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Tucson Sector teamed up with Department of Defense (DOD) personnel to conduct training exercises and harden ports of entry in advance of the anticipated arrival of Central American caravan migrants. Officials estimate the region could become saturated with thousands seeking asylum or crossing the border illegally.

US marines place barbed wire atop fencing along the United States-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP) (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Wall Construction to Begin in Texas

Federal officials announced the award of a contract to allow construction of new sections of border walls in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of South Texas. The $145 million construction project is slated to begin in February 2019.

Existing section of border wall in the Rio Grande Valley Sector abruptly stops along the levee separating Texas from Mexico. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart News)

Militant Native American Protesters Attack Pipeline Crew

A longstanding protest against a Texas-based energy company’s plan to build a pipeline near tribal lands in North Dakota turned violent against construction crews and a limited security team over the Labor Day weekend.

Various videos and local reports have confirmed that “hundreds” of Native American protesters and supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux turned violent at a construction site under the management of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners near Cannon Ball, ND. The Associated Press reported that four private security guards and two dogs were injured in the incident as a result, according to the Morton County Sherriff’s Office. Though protesters have asserted through a variety of mediums that they were the ones first attacked, many of their own videos purport to show the opposite occurred.

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