Bush to visit Louisiana on Wednesday

September 2, 2008 12:51:39 PM PDT
President Bush is traveling to Louisiana on Wednesday to take a look at the damage caused by Hurricane Gustav. The White House says Bush will be making several stops in Louisiana, but that the schedule has not yet been finalized.

Bush met Tuesday with Vice President Dick Cheney, several Cabinet secretaries and about 20 other advisers to assess the damage the hurricane wrought on U.S. oil drilling and refining operations in the Gulf Coast area. Bush said that while it's too early to assess the damage, it should prompt Congress to OK more domestic oil production.

The president is speaking by satellite to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., later Tuesday.


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