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 200 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.
September 30, 2004
Kristen Silverberg, Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy
Hi. It's good to be here today to answer your questions on health care. Who has the first question?
September 29, 2004
Margaret Spellings, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy
Good morning. Great to be back talking about one of my favorite
things -- education. It is a subject that always gets much attention.
So let's get to it.
September 24, 2004
Max Mayfield, National Hurricane Center Director
Thank you for joining us today. All of the forecasters here at NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami are
busy preparing for what could be an unprecedented fourth hurricane to impact Florida in a single season, but
we're well aware that people have concerns and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
September 23, 2004
Jim Wilkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications
Hello everyone. Quite a historic day here in Washington with Prime
Minister Allawi's visit. I look forward to taking your questions. Be
September 21, 2004
Dan Bartlett, White House Communications Director
Great to be here today. I know there are a lot of questions so let's
go right to the questions.
September 20, 2004
Jim Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality Chairman
Good afternoon everyone. About an hour from now, I will have the
long-awaited pleasure of hosting the Presidentially appointed U.S.
Commission on Ocean Policy at the White House to receive their final
report and recommendations.
September 17, 2004
John Snow, Treasury Secretary
Greetings from Ohio! I'm proud to be talking to you today from my home
state of Ohio, the Buckeye state. Welcome to "Ask the White House."
It's great to be back; this is one of my favorite forums for
discussion with American taxpayers. I'm looking forward to your
questions, so let's get started.
September 16, 2004
Mike Brown, FEMA Administrator
Good afternoon everyone. Greetings from Alabama where we are sitting in the middle of a huge storm -- fierce winds and horizontal rain. I will
take your questions now.
September 15, 2004
Don Evans, Commerce Secretary
I'm delighted to be here at Ask the White House to share my experience of riding through Hurricane Ivan on one of NOAA's Hurricane Hunters.
September 10, 2004
Harriet Miers, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
Hello, I am Harriet Miers and I am Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House. I am very happy to answer your questions today. Why
don't we get started!