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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.

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Sandy K. Baruah

September 18, 2008
Sandy K. Baruah, Acting Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

As head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I am excited for the opportunity to take part in today's discussion regarding health savings accounts. As I travel the country and engage small businesses, a major topic that always arises is the rising cost of health care and the burden that places on employers.

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Jean Case

September 12, 2008
Jean Case, Chair of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation

Hello, everyone. It's a pleasure to join you today on "Ask the White House" and to be doing so at the end of a very important week for volunteer service in our country.

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Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr.

September 8, 2008
Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr., Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

I am happy to be invited to participate in the "Ask the White House" on line chat today. Having the opportunity to hear your questions and respond is very helpful for all involved. We are in the middle of the hurricane season, and it is a tough one. But working closely with federal, state and local partners, it is also one that we can handle. Each of you are also essential to that preparedness - by having emergency kits and having an emergency plan in place, ready to implement. With that, I welcome your questions.

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