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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 7, 2000
                     25 THINGS YOU CAN DO AND LEARN
                      ON THE WHITE HOUSE WEB SITE

President Clinton is the first president of the Internet Age, and with the leadership of the Vice President, the Clinton-Gore Administration has moved the U.S. government on-line. Government web sites make information and services available at the click of a button, helping Americans keep in touch with their government and making government work better for people. There are now over 20,000 government web sites, including "Welcome to the White House." Here are just some of the information and services available through the White House web site:

  1. Take a tour of the White House art collection.
  2. Research biographies of Presidents and First Ladies.
  3. Learn the history of pets in the White House.
  4. Send an e-mail to the President, Vice President, First Lady, or Mrs. Gore.
  5. Find travel tips and information on vaccine recommendations, passports, and travelers' advisories.
  6. Review on-time performance for major airlines.
  7. Reserve a campsite in a national forest.
  8. Request an estimate of your retirement benefits.
  9. Report a complaint about consumer fraud.
  10. Review crash test results of new automobiles.
  11. Learn about lead hazards in your home.
  12. Order a catalog of free and low-cost consumer publications.
  13. Apply for financial aid to colleges and universities.
  14. Volunteer for the Peace Corps.
  15. Apply for a research or education grant.
  16. View the birth of a star through the Hubble Telescope.
  17. Get the latest economic indicators.
  18. Check to see which hazardous wastes are in your neighborhood.
  19. Get the current weather forecast for any city in the United States.
  20. Visit a research site in the South Pole.
  21. Ask the IRS a tax question.
  22. Browse through a nationwide list of job openings.
  23. Get tips on the safe handling of food.
  24. Hear the President deliver his weekly radio address.
  25. See the progress our nation has made in the last 7 1/2 years.