June 29th, 2010
09:43 AM ET

Vice president to assess oil spill efforts in Gulf area

CNN Wire Staff

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Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit the Gulf area Tuesday to assess efforts to stop the massive oil spill.

Biden is expected to visit the command center in New Orleans and the Florida panhandle, the White House said.

Biden will also tour areas with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has also been in the area recently.

His visit will be on the 71st day of the spill that President Barack Obama has called the nation's worst environmental disaster.

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