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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.


May 21, 2007
Israel Hernandez, Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion, Director General of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

It is a great honor to be part of this Administration and to put into practice the President’s agenda to create opportunity for U.S. workers and firms by promoting exporting. It is also a privilege to be able to answer a few of your questions about international trade and the role the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service plays in helping American businesses compete in the global marketplace.

May 8, 2007
Raymond P. Martinez, U.S. Deputy Chief of Protocol

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you very much for having me on “Ask the White House.” As you know, The President and Mrs. Bush welcomed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, for a State Visit yesterday at the White House. It was a beautiful day with the State Arrival Ceremony in the morning and the State Dinner in the evening.


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