Chao: Let’s invest in U.S. future

In an Orlando Sentinel op-ed, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao outlines the urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. She details President Donald J. Trump’s innovative plan to rebuild and fund our “roads, bridges, tunnels, seaports, airports, rural infrastructure and transit systems.”

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Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Examiner on new data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that shows 90% of all arrested illegal immigrants last year “had criminal convictions or were wanted on charges.” Bedard notes that “despite claims that ICE agents are rounding up ‘innocent’ illegal immigrants . . . just a bit over 10 percent had no known criminal convictions or charges.”

In The Daily Caller, Tim Pearce reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents seized a staggering 161 pounds of fentanyl during a three-month period late last year—an amount equivalent to 36 million lethal doses.

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller reports that President Trump will meet today with victims of the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL. Miller quotes the President as stating that the victims and their families are “some of the bravest people on earth” and that he is “working with Congress on many fronts.”

Reuters reports that U.S. building permits have “soared to their highest level since 2007,” adding that further gains are likely and should be boosted by “a rebound in the construction of single-family housing units.”

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