Jul 13, 2010 4:15 PM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama
plans to visit the Gulf region again soon as efforts to contain a
devastating oil spill continue.
Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said Obama will make the
trip "in the not too distant future." The president has made four
visits to the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida since the
oil disaster began in April.
First lady Michelle Obama was in the region on Monday and Vice
President Joe Biden visited in June. Both of them will return again
Gibbs said the president and first lady have no plans to spend
their summer vacation in the Gulf region.
Mrs. Obama on Monday sought to encourage Americans to visit the
many Gulf beaches that have been unaffected by the spill.