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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 29, 2005
Desiree Sayle, Director USA Freedom Corps

Good afternoon, thank you for your interest in USA Freedom Corps, an office in the White House whose mission is to promote and expand volunteer service...

March 25, 2005
Allison Barber, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Good afternoon and happy Friday to everyone! First, before we begin, I would like to welcome everyone online with us today. On behalf of our fantastic men and women in the military, their families and Secretary Rumsfeld, I want to thank each of you for taking the time to log into Ask the White House to find out how you can show your support for our military men and women.

March 24, 2005
Sara Armstrong, Director of the White House Visitor's Office

Hi everyone! I look forward to taking your questions on the White House Easter Egg Roll. It's a wonderful springtime tradition that's held annually on the Monday after Easter. Let's get started.

March 9, 2005
Samuel Bodman, Energy Secretary

I am glad to have this opportunity to answer your questions about the Department of Energy and President Bush's energy policy. Earlier today, I joined the President on his trip to Ohio, where he delivered a major speech on energy. He noted that, "One of the most critical needs of our growing economy is an affordable, reliable, secure supply of energy. Everyone who drives a car or runs a farm understands the importance of energy. So does every small business with dreams of becoming a larger business someday. Families and businesses today have concerns about energy, from higher prices at the gas pump, to rising home heating bills, to the possibility of a blackout."

March 7, 2005
Chuck Blahous, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

I am pleased to be with you to answer your questions about the President's proposals for strengthening Social Security and creating personal accounts. Currently, the President and other senior Administration officials are engaging in a conversation with the American public about the nature of the problems Social Security faces. I hope that you will find my answers to be helpful.

March 2, 2005
Emily DeRocco, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Department of Labor

Good afternoon. I'm delighted to be on "Ask the White House" to take your questions on workforce development -- a subject that is near and dear to my heart and equally important to the President. In fact, I had the pleasure of accompanying the President this morning on his visit to Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland where he highlighted his proposals to ensure workers can obtain the education and training they need to succeed in the 21st century economy. This is a new platform for me so I'll try to answer as many questions as I can. Let's get started.

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