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White House Office Hours: American Jobs Act

Following President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress, White House Officials respond to your questions in a live Q&A series on Twitter. Use the hashtag #WHChat to ask questions and join live.

"The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working," President Obama said to a joint session of Congress. Following President Obama's speech, we wanted to hear from you and answer your questions. That's why we hosted a live Open for Questions event with administration officials and a Tweetup Briefing with Press Secretary Jay Carney. We're also bringing back White House "Office Hours" on Twitter, and we hope you'll join.

Here's how it works and how you can participate:

  • Use the hashtag #WHChat on Twitter to ask your questions on President Obama’s speech and the American Jobs Act
  • Senior staff will respond to your questions during scheduled "Office Hours" in real-time via Twitter from the @WHLive account
  • Follow the whole Q&A session @WHLive, or just check out the highlights @WhiteHouse

Here's the upcoming Office Hours schedule:

Follow us @WhiteHouse and @WHLive for the latest updates.

Note: We'll do our best to stick with this schedule, but times are subject to change. If you can't join us on Twitter for the live session, we'll always post the transcript on Storify and on

Find out more about the American Jobs Act