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Vice President Biden’s Visit to the Gulf Coast
July 01, 2010
06:11 PM EDT
On Tuesday, Vice President Biden traveled to the Gulf Coast to assess the ongoing efforts to counter the BP oil spill. During the trip, the Vice President visited New Orleans, Louisiana, and Pensacola, Florida, to survey the response efforts, visit with gulf residents impacted by the spill, and meet with area officials.
The Vice President’s first stop was in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he visited the Unified Area Command to receive a briefing on response efforts and tour the facility. The Vice President was joined by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Governor Bobby Jindal.
Afterwards, the Vice President visited Pomes Seafood, where he met with gulf residents impacted by the spill.
In the afternoon, the Vice President traveled to Pensacola, Florida to visit Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Vice President was joined by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Governor Charlie Crist.
Elizabeth Alexander is Press Secretary to the Vice President