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 (Mar 25, 2015)

March 25, 2015 - Jobs - Erie

News Release (Mar 25, 2015)

Bizzarro, House Democratic Policy Committee analyze ways to grow Pa. economy

Testimony (Mar 24, 2015)

March 23, 2015 - Education Funding - Erie

News Release (Mar 23, 2015)

Harkins, Policy Committee examine commonwealth’s commitment to education funding

Testimony (Mar 19, 2015)

March 19, 2015 - Jobs - Allentown

Testimony (Mar 19, 2015)

March 18, 2015 - Education Funding - Allentown

News Release (Mar 19, 2015)

Schweyer, Policy Committee examine commonwealth’s job market, ways to make state economically competitive (with video)

News Release (Mar 18, 2015)

Policy Committee examines the benefits of restoring educational investments throughout the state

News Release (Mar 18, 2015)

Harkins, House Democratic Policy Committee to host education funding hearing Monday in Erie

Testimony (Mar 12, 2015)

March 11, 2015 - Minimum Wage - Philadelphia