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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.


March 26, 2004
John C. Weicher, Assistant Secretary for Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner

Hello. It is good to be here. Glad to have the opportunity to discuss what the President is doing to help American families buy their own homes.

March 25, 2004
Richard Norton Smith

Good morning everyone. And thanks so much for your interest in Presidential and other history. In case you wondered, I am in Springfield, Ill. working on the new Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.

March 24, 2004
Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto on "Ask the White House"

Good afternoon. It is great to be at the White House. I appreciate this opportunity to discuss small business and how it empowers our economy.

March 23, 2004
Don Evans, Commerce Secretary

I'm delighted to be here to participate in Ask the White House for a fourth time. I'm optimistic about the future of our economy. Each day were seeing positive signs that the economy is rebounding.

March 22, 2004
John R. Miller, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

It is great to be with you and I'm looking forward to talking with you about the emerging human rights issue of the 21st century.

March 19, 2004
Jim Wilkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications

Good to be here and looking forward to your questions.

March 17, 2004
John Turner, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and international Environment and Scientific Affairs

Good Morning. I appreciate your interest in joining us to discuss an exciting initiative with our neighbors here in the hemisphere . . .

March 12, 2004
David Garman, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Welcome. Great to be here. Let's talk about the future of energy and personal transportation.

March 12, 2004
Patricia Harrison, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

Thank you for joining me today. I look forward to taking your questions.

March 11, 2004
Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations

Hello. I look forward to answering your questions today

March 10, 2004
Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Hi, I'm delighted to be here this morning and look forward to taking you questions.

March 9, 2004
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor

Hi. Thank you for joining me today. I look forward to taking your questions. We'll be discussing my recent trip to Iraq and my visit to the Al Zahra Center for womens rights and democracy in Hilla.

March 5, 2004
Margaret Spellings, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Hi, it is good to be here again to take your questions. I'm so thrilled that there was so much interest in No Child Left Behind, that we are doing a second one. I love talking about education. Let's start.

March 4, 2004
Gale A. Norton, Secretary of the Interior

Earlier today, Interior's Office of Surface Mining awarded Pennsylvania more than $24 million to help reclaim dangerous abandoned mine lands. More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians and 3.5 million Americans across the nation live less than a mile from dangerous abandoned mine sites.

March 2, 2004
Admiral James Loy, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Good Morning, good to be here. Happy to take your questions. Let's get rolling.

March 1, 2004
John P. Walters, Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy

Drug Control Director John P. Walters has appeared today.


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