“What I told the governors and the mayors is what I've been saying to my team since the start of this event, and that is we don't have any patience for bureaucracy, we don't have any patience for red tape, and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes, as opposed to no, when it comes to these problems,” Obama said.

The White House said that several members of Obama’s cabinet will travel to the region to see the storm damage and recovery efforts firsthand.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donavan is touring public housing in the Rockaways and Breezy Point in New York, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusPro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform Pence breaks tie to confirm Trump's pick for religious ambassador The House needs to help patients from being victimized by antiquated technology MORE is visiting with hospital workers and residents in Manhattan and Brooklyn and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will go to both West Virginia and Long Island.