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President Obama is set to visit New Orleans

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - In just three days President Obama will visit to New Orleans to host a town hall meeting on coastal recovery, and the public is invited.  But, some say the rebuilding of Louisiana's coastline stretches further than President Obama realizes.

"I am pleased the President is coming to Louisiana, but I don't think he is spending nearly enough time. He does not have a scheduled trip to Southwest Louisiana," said Congressman Boustany.

In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" Representative Boustany  said he is urging the President to make some revisions to him trip.

"I sent a letter and I really hope he will look at Cameron Parish and Vermillion parish, both on the coast in Southwest Louisiana. We have a number of small communities that were hit very hard by Hurricane Rita in 2005 and again by Hurricane Ike last summer. I would hope that he would look outside of New Orleans at our other coastal areas as well," said Congressman Boustany. 

Congressman Boustany said he has not heard anything from the White House regarding his request.

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