The House Democratic Policy Committee (HDPC) holds public hearings and meetings across the state and serves as the catalyst to enacting major policy initiatives put forth by members of the House Democratic Caucus. State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, has been chosen by the caucus to lead this committee since 2009.  

The Policy Committee typically holds hearings outside of Harrisburg to investigate the local impact of certain issues and collect valuable expert input. Check back here regularly for the Committee's hearing schedule and collected testimony.

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Policy Roundtable: Suicide Prevention in Teens and Young Adults

(1 day ago)

Policy Hearing: Blended Learning

(Jan 17, 2017)

Policy Hearing: Raising the Minimum Wage

(Jan 17, 2017)

Joint Report on Combating PA's Opioid Epidemic

(Oct 26, 2016)

10/6/16 – Economic Development – Ebensburg

(Oct 07, 2016)

10/5/16 – Opioid Treatment – Uniontown

(Oct 07, 2016)

10/3/16 – Personal Assistance Service Providers – Erie

(Oct 07, 2016)

Burns hosts Policy Committee hearing on economic development

(Oct 06, 2016)

Burns to host Policy Committee hearing on economic development Thursday in Ebensburg

(Oct 03, 2016)

Bizzarro hosts House Democratic Policy hearing on the struggles facing personal assistance, home-based care

(Oct 03, 2016)