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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.


October 29, 2004
"Any Question" Friday

Hello, this is Harriet Miers. I am Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House, and I am delighted to be here to answer your questions this Friday afternoon.

October 28, 2004
Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi Discussed Veterans Issues

Moderator: Thank you for logging on to Ask the White House. We will begin shortly.

October 28, 2004
Rod Paige, Education Secretary, Discussed Education Issues

Moderator:Good Afternoon. Secretary Paige is joining us on Ask the White House today. We will begin shortly.

October 27, 2004
Hector V. Barreto, Small Business Administration Administrator, Discussed Small Business

Moderator: Good afternoon. Thanks for joining us today. We have Small Business Administration Administrator Hector Barreto here today to field your questions.

October 26, 2004
Commerce Secretary Don Evans Discussed the Economy

I'm delighted to be here to participate in Ask the White House to discuss our strengthening economy. ... I'll take your questions now.

October 25, 2004
Steve Williams, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Discussed Wildlife Conservation

Moderator: Good Morning. Thanks to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Steve Williams for answering questions today. Let's get started.....

October 22, 2004
Jim Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, Discussed the Environment

Good afternoon everyone. I'm pleased to be back for Ask the White House... Let's get started.

October 20, 2004
Jim Wilkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications, Discussed Foreign Policy

Moderator:Jim Wilkinson is here and will start answering your questions soon. Thanks for logging on...

October 19, 2004
The Flu Vaccine

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson answered your questions on the flu vaccine on Ask the White House Tuesday.

October 19, 2004
Sara Armstrong and Dale Haney discussed the Fall Garden Tours

Hi everyone!
Thanks for joining us today and for all of your great questions. Dale is finishing up some gardening and will join us in a moment. So, let's get started.

October 18, 2004
The New Freedom Initiative

Hi, I'm Tracy Justesen. Good to be here today. Ready to take your questions.

October 15, 2004
Faith Based Director Jim Towey

It is great to be back with my friends who send in so many questions each time I am on "Ask the White House."

October 15, 2004
MC Andrews, Director of Global Communications, Discussed Afghanistan

Last weekend, the Afghan people had the opportunity to vote in direct presidential elections for the first time in their history. This is an important step toward building peace and stability in Afghanistan and a great day for the advance of freedom. I look forward to taking your questions on this and other topics.

October 14, 2004
Paul H. Geithner, NASA Astronomer, Discussed the Autumn Skies

Hello everyone. It's truly fun for me to be here and try to answer your questions.

October 14, 2004
Harriet Miers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy

Good afternoon! I am Harriet Miers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for the President. I am pleased to be here to take your questions about President Bush's domestic policies. I know we have a lot of questions coming in. So why don't we get started.

October 13, 2004
Margaret Spellings, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Good to be here today and I'm looking forward to answering your questions.

October 11, 2004
Charles G. Groat, Director U.S. Geological Survey

Thank you for joining us today. I am pleased to have the opportunity to answer questions about Mt. St. Helens, the most active volcano in the United States.

October 8, 2004
Greg Mankiw, CEA Chairman

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to "Ask the White House". It's a pleasure to be here today to answer your questions about the economy.

October 7, 2004
John Snow, Treasury Secretary

Good afternoon, and welcome to "Ask the White House." I'm joining this discussion today from Independence, Missouri - the "Show Me State," where I've been talking with local business leaders about the economy. The spirit of entrepreneurship is strong here in Missouri! I'm looking forward to answering your questions; let's get started.

October 4, 2004
Don Evans, Commerce Secretary

Today President Bush signed into law the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 that will extend tax relief for millions of American families and add momentum to our growing economy... I'm pleased to be here today to answers your questions about this vital law. Let's begin.

October 1, 2004
Doug Badger, Senior Health Policy Advisor

Good afternoon everyone and thanks for logging on to Ask the White House. We're talking about Medicare today. Let's go to the questions....


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