The House Democratic Policy Committee, which includes rank-and-file members, standing committee minority chairmen, and the leadership team, creates the House Democratic Caucus's Policy Agenda. Here are the six priority areas and guiding principles for this session's Policy Agenda:
2013-2014 Policy Agenda
JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
We support growing Pennsylvania's economy with effective economic development that generates family-sustaining jobs and thriving businesses and communities.
We support investments in the effective, accountable, and adequately funded education of our citizens from early childhood through college to ensure their competitiveness in today's global workplace.
TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
We support modernizing and maintaining our infrastructure to protect our citizens while improving our environment for economic growth.
We support full implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure health care access and affordability in Pennsylvania.
ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY
We support protecting our natural resources, water, air and land while properly utilizing them for economic and recreational benefits.
We support transparency and accountability while protecting civil rights and enacting a just fiscal policy that protects working families and local businesses by ensuring fairness.