Family Voices Indiana reminds its members that the budget agreement included a "super committee". This panel will be tasked with searching out more than $1 trillion in spending reductions from the mandatory-spending side of the budget, which includes Medicare and Medicaid. Families with children with special health care needs and/or disabilities will need to continue to be engaged in the process to protect programs vital to our children’s health and quality of life. “Super Committee” members: Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas (Republican and committee co-chair): chairman of the House Republican Conference Sen. Patty Murray of Washington (Democrat and committee co-chair): member of the Budget and Appropriations committees Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland (Democrat): ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona (Republican): member of the Finance Committee. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts (Democrat): member of the Finance Committee Sen. Pat Toome
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