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June 14th, 2010
09:23 AM ET

Obama to address nation on oil disaster Tuesday night

CNN Wire Staff

Obama's address will be the night before he meets with top BP officials

Obama's address will be the night before he meets with top BP officials

President Obama will visit the Gulf states affected by the oil spill Monday and Tuesday and then address the nation on Tuesday night from the White House on the next steps in responding to the environmental catastrophe, his senior adviser said Sunday.

On his fourth visit to the Gulf region since the disaster began April 20, Obama will make stops in Theodore, Alabama; Gulfport, Mississippi; and Pensacola, Florida, according to senior administration officials.

After returning from the two-day trip, Obama will make a televised statement from the Oval Office on the night before he is scheduled to meet with top BP officials.

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