Michelle Obama to visit oil-soaked Gulf coast
Michelle Obama is planning a mid-July trip to the Gulf coast region, hit hard by the BP oil spill
First lady Michelle Obama greets members of the United States Armed Forces and their families as they host an Independence Day celebration on the White House's South Lawn, July 4, in Washington. The first lady will visit the Gulf coast later this month.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
First lady Michelle Obama plans to visit the Gulf oil spill region in the coming weeks.
Skip to next paragraph
Subscribe Today to the Monitor
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that the first lady will travel to the Gulf soon.
He did not release the exact date, but the trip was expected to take place around mid-July.
Mrs. Obama's visit would follow President Barack Obama's four visits to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Vice President Joe Biden also got a firsthand look at the cleanup efforts late last month.
Oil skimmer A Whale gets some tweaks in bid to work the BP oil spill
Michelle Obama's next childhood obesity target: summer break
Michelle Obama, at Pentagon, honors armed forces and their families