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President sets N.O. visit

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Posted: Oct 9, 2009 11:48 PM by Matthew Wattigny
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: President Obama, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, visit, town meeting

President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans Oct. 15 to review the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The secretaries of education, housing and homeland security will join him.

The president will host a town meeting, which will be open to the public. Information about how to get tickets is expected from the White House soon.

Both of Louisiana's U.S. senators expressed concern the president's visit will be too brief. David Vitter, a Republican, and Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, said Obama needs to see several areas to understand the scope of the work remaining.

This will be President Obama's first trip to New Orleans since taking office, fulfilling a promise to visit before the year ended. He toured the city five times between Katrina and his inauguration.

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