Bush to Tour Post-Gustav La.
President will visit tomorrow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:02 PM CDT
A vehicle sits up in a swampy area a day after Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast region the Monday, in Louisiana on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.    (AP Photo/Vernon Bryant, Pool)
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(Newser) – President Bush will travel to Louisiana tomorrow to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Gustav. He met today with Dick Cheney, several Cabinet secretaries, and about 20 other advisers to assess the damage the hurricane caused to Gulf Coast oil drilling and refining operations. He said it's too early to assess the damage, but the storm should prompt Congress to OK more domestic oil production.

"One thing is for certain, when Congress comes back, they've got to understand that we need more domestic energy, not less," Bush said at the White House. "I know that the Congress has been on recess for a while, but this issue hasn't gone away."