- The Washington Times
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Two California representatives are planning to deliver National Park trash to the White House Tuesday evening to protest the government shutdown.

Rep. Jackie Speier’s office confirmed with The Washington Times that the congresswoman paid for trash she and Rep. Jared Huffman collected at national parks to be shipped to D.C.

The staff member said that once the two Congress members arrive back in the District, they’ll deliver the trash in person to the White House about 4:45 Tuesday evening.

National parks have been hit hard by the government shutdown, which is already one of the longest on record.

However, according to The Associated Press, former Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke ordered them to stay open and urged visitors to “pitch in” to help the parks stay clean.

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