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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 28, 2007
Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at HHS

SCHIP is a critical program in our country —it pays for the health care of more than six and a half million children whose families cannot afford private health insurance, but make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health insurance for low-income families.

Myth/Fact: Five Key Myths About President Bush's Support for S-CHIP Reauthorization

September 7, 2007
Stephen L. Johnson, EPA Administrator

Good afternoon, everyone. It's a pleasure to join you once again on this forum to share how the U.S. is working cooperatively with our international partners to address the long-term challenge of global climate change.

More about APEC.

September 6, 2007
Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

Good afternoon. Thank you for joining me to discuss some of the immediate steps President Bush and I are taking to help more families keep their homes. Homeownership remains the American Dream. Unfortunately, it has been a source of anxiety recently for some homebuyers. Too many families have been enticed by easy credit offers or steered toward accepting low teaser interest rates in the exotic subprime market. The President and I want to help homeowners in trouble avoid foreclosure.

Fact Sheet: New Steps to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure


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