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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Latest News

6/4/15 - Retirement Security-A National Perspective - Harrisburg

(Jun 04, 2015) Policy Committee

Experts on retirement security caution legislators about pension changes


Democratic Policy Committee hearing on retirement security

(Jun 03, 2015) Policy Committee

Retirement security to be focus of Democratic Policy Committee hearing Thursday in Harrisburg


Wolf energy plan would create jobs, save taxpayer money and help the environment


6/1/15 - Gov. Wolf’s Energy Investment Initiative - Harrisburg

(Jun 01, 2015) Policy Committee

5/28/15 - Paid Sick Leave - Philadelphia

(May 28, 2015) Policy Committee

Senate and House Democratic policy committees look at the impact of mandated Paid Sick Leave Legislation


5/27/15 - Education Funding - Abington

(May 27, 2015) Policy Committee

Democratic Policy Committee hearing highlights critical need for increased basic education funding