What Super Committee’s Automatic Cuts Would Mean for Hawaii

·By Adrienne LaFrance


Hawaii’s reliance on federal dollars could mean trouble for the state.

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  1. The 12 members of the committee are: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.; Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

  2. Total federal spending last year was $3.3 trillion.