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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House Democratic Policy Committee explores Marcellus Shale Severance Tax

(May 22, 2017)
 

5/22/17 – Marcellus Shale Severance Tax – Harrisburg

(May 22, 2017)
 

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Marcellus Shale Severance Tax Monday in Harrisburg

(May 17, 2017)
 

5/3/17 – Raising the Minimum Wage – Tobyhanna

(May 03, 2017)
 

5/2/17 – Human Services – Olyphant

(May 03, 2017)
 

5/1/17 – Marcellus Shale Severance Tax – Wilkes-Barre

(May 03, 2017)
 

Raising minimum wage focus of Madden’s Policy Committee hearing

(May 03, 2017)
 

Haggerty, Policy Committee receive update on human services

(May 02, 2017)
 

Madden to host House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising Pa. minimum wage in Tobyhanna Wednesday

(May 01, 2017)
 

Pashinski, Policy Committee discuss Marcellus shale severance tax

(May 01, 2017)