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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.


February 28, 2005
Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Hello to all of you. It is great to be back on "Ask the White House."

February 23, 2005
Admiral Conrad Lautenbaucher, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Thank you for this opportunity to talk about the accomplishments of the Third Earth Observation Summit.

February 16, 2005
Jim Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality

I'm glad to be back once again on Ask the White to answer your questions about the pending Clear Skies legislation and the President's national clean air strategy. The President renewed his call for this legislation in his recent State of the Union Address, stating that four years of discussion and debate is enough. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, under the leadership of Chairman James Inhofe is poised to complete committee level negotiations on their version of the Clear Skies legislation before bringing it to a vote in two weeks time. We look forward to successful completion of that important milestone in the process to successful passage.

February 3, 2005
John Snow, Treasury Secretary

Good afternoon! It's great to be back on "Ask the White House." It's a good thing we're having this chat in cyberspace today... because I'm fighting a nasty chest cold that I wouldn't want you to catch. I know you've sent in some great questions; let's get started.

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