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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Cabinet Members to Travel to Alabama, Mississippi to Meet with Families, Officials and View the Damage

WASHINGTON - Following the President’s commitment today that the federal government would do everything possible to help families and communities recover from the deadly tornadoes from earlier this week, several members of his Cabinet will travel to Alabama and Mississippi on Sunday.  They will meet with families affected by the storms, as well as meet with state and local officials, while viewing damage and assessing the initial recovery efforts already underway.  More details on the Cabinet members’ trip will be released as they are available.

Those traveling to the area on Sunday include:

Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency;

Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture;

Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

Karen Mills, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration.