New Orleans, La. – President Obama is visiting New Orleans on Thursday, with a stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Ninth Ward, and a town hall forum at the University of New Orleans. But Scalise says that's not enough time to grasp the issues facing the region still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The White House says Obama made five trips to the city after the 2005 floods, but Scalise says it's not enough.
He says the president should see flood-protection projects first-hand, and get an aerial tour of the wetlands. The White House says the president's chief environmental adviser will be joining him on Thursday, and will get a tour of the wetlands.