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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Testimony (Apr 09, 2015)

April 9, 2015 - House Bill 348 - Dickson City

Testimony (Apr 09, 2015)

April 8, 2015 - Education Funding - Scranton

Testimony (Apr 09, 2015)

April 7, 2015 - Education Funding - Wilkes-Barre

News Release (Apr 09, 2015)

Kavulich, House Democratic Policy Committee assess proposed Public School Employees Benefit Board

News Release (Apr 08, 2015)

Policy Committee hearing in Scranton discusses education funding

News Release (Apr 07, 2015)

Pashinski, Policy Committee examine education funding in Pa.

News Release (Apr 07, 2015)

Kavulich, House Democratic Policy Committee to examine proposed Public School Employees Benefit Board Thursday in Dickson City

Video (Apr 02, 2015)

Raise the wage, boost the economy

Testimony (Apr 02, 2015)

April 2, 2015 - House Bill 250 - Harrisburg

News Release (Apr 02, 2015)

Democratic Policy Committee examines Patty Kim’s bill to increase Pa.’s minimum wage