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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.


April 28, 2006
Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Good afternoon. In the lead-up to this Sunday's Save Darfur rally here in the nation's capital, I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak with you this afternoon about Sudan and the situation in the country's Darfur region.

April 27, 2006
Kasey Kahne, NASCAR driver and member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation

Good afternoon. It's a privilege to chat with you all today to discuss the President's Call to Service during National Volunteer Week.

April 25, 2006
Samuel Bodman, Secretary of Energy

Good afternoon. I have just returned from the International Energy Forum in Doha, Qatar, in the Middle East, where I met with Ministers from leading oil-producing and consuming nations around the world.

April 21, 2006
Jim Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Good afternoon everyone. Tomorrow we celebrate Earth Day. It is now my pleasure to answer your questions.

April 20, 2006
Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education

Good afternoon. I’m glad to join all of you today and answer your questions.

April 18, 2006
John Snow, Secretary of the Treasury

Hello, everyone! Thanks for participating in “Ask the White House” today. I always enjoy these e-conversations, but I know that this week isn’t the most enjoyable time of year for taxpayers.

April 14, 2006
Leslie Norwalk, Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Good afternoon, this is Leslie Norwalk, the Deputy Administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees the Medicare program. I am pleased to be answering your questions today about the new Medicare prescription drug coverage.

April 13, 2006
Sara Armstrong, Director of the White House Visitor's Office

Good afternoon, everyone! I'm happy to participate today on "Ask the White House" and I look forward to taking your questions about the White House Easter Egg Roll.

April 12, 2006
Hector Barreto, Administrator, Small Business Administration

During Small Business Week, more than 100 outstanding small business owners from around the country will be honored in our Nation's capital.

April 10, 2006
Brett McGurk, Director for Iraq, National Security Council

Good afternoon. Thanks for you interest in the situation in Iraq and our ongoing strategy for success. I see a number of questions have already come in, so let’s get started.

April 7, 2006
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for March, and once again we are seeing strong, consistent job growth. 211,000 net new jobs were created in March and the unemployment rate dipped further to 4.7%.

April 5, 2006
Al Hubbard, Director of the National Economic Council

My name is Al Hubbard and I am Director of the National Economic Council. It is great to be with you all today.


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