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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.


September 29, 2003
FTC Chairman Tim Muris

Discussing the National "Do Not Call" Registry.

September 26, 2003
White House Curator Bill Allman

Hello, again. I'm Bill Allman, Curator of the White House. It was fun to field your questions a few months ago.

September 25, 2003
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson

Hello. Good to be here. Looking forward to answering your questions. Lots of things going on in health care these days . . .

September 24, 2003
Clare Pritchett, Director of the White House Visitors Office

Hi, I'm Clare Pritchett. Thank you for sending all the great questions and the opportunity to talk to you this afternoon about White House tours and the Visitors Office.

September 17, 2003
Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of the National Weather Service's Center for Environmental Prediction

Hello. It's great to be here to answer questions. . .

September 16, 2003
Mike Brown, Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Department of Homeland Security

Hello and good morning. It is great to be here and I hope everyone . . .

September 12, 2003
Jim Towey, Director, Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

Hi. My name is Jim Towey. The President appointed me 19 months ago . . .

September 11, 2003
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card

Hello. It is good to be on line with you today. I was last "on" with you on day one of the "ask the White House."

September 5, 2003
White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales

Howdy, happy to be here to answer your questions.

September 5, 2003
Education Secretary Rod Paige

I am thankful for this opportunity. I always enjoy engaging in discussions with citizens about our education system.


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