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

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


5/27/15 - Education Funding - Abington

(1 day ago) Policy Committee

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


House committee to examine energy investment plan in governor’s budget proposal


5/26/15 - PHEAA's Act 101 Program - Philadelphia

(1 day ago) Policy Committee

Policy Committee examines PHEAA program for disadvantaged students


Senate and House Democratic Policy Committees to hold joint hearing on paid sick leave Thursday in Philadelphia City Hall


Kinsey, Roebuck to host policy hearing on higher-education opportunities for disadvantaged students May 26


Dean to host House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding May 27 in Abington


Upcoming Public Hearings

(May 11, 2015) Policy Committee