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Climate bill protestors visit the White House

The president's invitation came after the 2019 Oregon Legislative session, which brought thousands of rural Oregonians to the Capitol in Salem to protest controversial climate bills.

Marie Bowers, right, a fifth-generation Oregonian grass seed farmer, with Ivanka Trump.Two representatives of Oregon's #TimberUnity movement were at the White House Monday, where they had been invited to hear President Donald Trump deliver remarks on "America's environmental leadership."

The president had invited Todd Stoffel, of GT Stoffel Trucking, and Marie Bowers, of Bashaw Land & Seed, to represent Oregon's trucking, logging and agricultural industries.

"It's not very often that you get invited to the White House, especially as a rural Oregonian," said Bowers. "Just the honor of that was pretty astounding."

The president's invitation came after the 2019 Oregon Legislative session, which brought thousands of rural Oregonians — along with their tractors and trucks — to the Capitol in Salem to protest controversial climate bills such as House Bill 2020, a bill to limit carbon emissions.