Send Katty Kay your 'sequester' budget cuts questions

BBC Washington correspondent Katty Kay

President Barack Obama will meet congressional leaders on Friday in an effort to negotiate a deal on the series of automatic spending cuts, known as the sequester in Washington DC, that would take $85bn (£56bn) from the US federal budget this year.

It is the latest in a series of showdowns between the president and Republicans in Congress over fiscal policy. Will Mr Obama and the Democrats strike a last-minute deal with the Republicans? Will the cuts harm the already weak US economy?

Join BBC World News America presenter Katty Kay for a live Twitter chat on Thursday, 28 February.

Katty will take your questions about the cuts, their potential impact on the economy, and what to expect from the latest round of political wrangling.

She will answer your questions directly from her Twitter account @KattyKayBBC on Thursday between 14:30 and 15:30 EST (19:30 and 20:30 GMT).

Here is how you can take part:

  • Send your question using the web form below
  • On Twitter, tweet your question using the hash tag #AskBBCKatty
  • On Facebook, send your question through the BBC World News Page
  • On Google+, send question through the BBC News account

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When the session has ended, we will collect the questions and answers and publish them on this page.

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Questions may be edited for brevity.

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