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Welcome to "Ask the White House". This online interactive forum, the first of its kind in politics, allows you to interact with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House.

Launched in April 2003, citizens have participated in over 400 online discussions with Cabinet Secretaries, Senior White House Officials, behind-the-scenes professionals at the White House, and others.

Transcripts of every live chat session are available on this page. If you would like to suggest a participant to appear on Ask the White House, click here.

Previously on Ask the White House Ask the White House Archives

August 28, 2006
Desiree Sayle, Director of USA Freedom Corps

Good afternoon. It’s good to be back on Ask the White House. One year ago, our Nation witnessed one of the largest natural disasters in our history as our fellow citizens in the Gulf Coast were dealt a devastating blow by Hurricane Katrina.
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August 25, 2006
Donald Powell, Federal Coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer questions. First, I’d like to put Hurricane Katrina and Rita into some historical context, focusing on the scope and scale of these catastrophic events.
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August 18, 2006
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Good afternoon. I am pleased we were able to reschedule this important discussion on the Middle East.
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August 16, 2006
Dr. Matthew Slaughter, Member of the Council of Economic Advisers

Hi everyone, it is a pleasure to be here today. I am Matt Slaughter, and I serve as a member on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
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August 8, 2006
Samuel Bodman, Secretary of Energy

It's a pleasure to be here with you once again on Ask the White House, especially given the occasion. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by President Bush.
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August 4, 2006
W. Ralph Basham, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This week, President Bush traveled to McAllen, Texas, to see the good work Border Patrol agents and Air Interdiction agents are doing to secure our borders.
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August 1, 2006
Anna Escobedo Cabral, U.S. Treasurer

Good afternoon. I am pleased to have this opportunity to participate in today's "Ask White House" session.
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