California House Democrats deliver trash to White House to showcase shutdown impact

California Democrat House members Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman delivered trash collected from two national parks in their state to the White House on Jan. 8. The point? To showcase the adverse impact of the government shutdown.
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California Democrat House members Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman delivered trash collected from two national parks in their state to the White House on Jan. 8. The point? To showcase the adverse impact of the government shutdown.

Kate Irby is based in Washington, D.C. and reports on issues important to McClatchy’s California newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee and Modesto Bee. She previously reported on breaking news in D.C., politics in Florida for the Bradenton Herald and politics in Ohio for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.