Healthy Parks and Open Spaces

(Aug 15, 2022)

Submitted testimony for Policy Committee hearing on Healthy Parks and Open Spaces held Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. Read more


Health care providers detail complications, difficulties in post-Roe PA

(Aug 11, 2022)

“Since the Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the health care landscape in Pennsylvania has changed significantly and become more complex,” Frankel said. “As we have heard during previous hearings and again today, restrictions on health care never makes a country healthier and it creates a number of underlying problems for residents as well as our health care providers.” Read more


A Post-Roe Pennsylvania: Hearing at Chatham University

(Aug 11, 2022)

Submitted testimony from the Joint Policy Committee Hearing on a Post-Roe PA held Aug. 11, 2022 at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Read more


Development of Hydrogen Hub offers benefits, obstacles

(Aug 10, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10 – Leaders representing industry, labor and environmental organizations testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee today to explain the benefits and obstacles of developing a hydrogen hub in the state and why this region is an ideal location for its development. “I wanted to hear from numerous experts on what the development of the hydrogen hub would mean for western Pennsylvania,” state Rep. Nick Pisciottano said. “Our state has long been a leader in energy production and industry, and I wanted to gather leaders with concerns and vested interests in this project under one roof to hear about what this could mean for PA’s economy, businesses and environment.” Pisciottano said Pennsylvania is located at a key crossroads of industry and services, while also having the ideal resources – particularly natural gas – and work force necessary to develop a hydrogen hub. “A hydrogen hub is a cluster of assets that incorporates a number of hydrogen-based energy services,” said Michael Ducker, who is senior vice president of hydrogen infrastructure at Mitsubishi Power. “These services, in conjunction with high-volume storage, match the supply and demand of a variety of surrounding industries. This region is an optimal place in the United States for the location of a hydrogen hub.” Industry experts noted Pennsylvania still has a lot of work to do in laying out the Read more


Developing a Hydrogen Hub

(Aug 10, 2022)

Written submitted testimony from the Aug. 10 Policy Committee Hearing "Developing a Hydrogen Hub." Read more


Experts provide testimony on fusion, clean power potential

(Aug 09, 2022)

“I wanted to host this hearing because I wanted to be a part of a conversation with experts to learn about fusion, and – more importantly – understand how Pennsylvania industries could expand with fusion,” state Rep. Emily Kinkead said. “Fusion has the potential to be a clean, sustainable option more closely aligned with renewable energy that could not only be the future for electrical power but also manufacturing and job creation in PA and the U.S.” Read more


Powering Pennsylvania: Fusion Energy

(Aug 09, 2022)

Written testimony submitted for the Powering Pennsylvania: Fusion Energy Hearing on Aug. 9, 2022. Read more


First responders applaud tax exemption bill during Democratic Policy hearing

(Aug 08, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing in Monroeville Monday afternoon to gather stakeholder feedback on a bill that would provide a tax exemption to firefighters who purchase equipment with their own money. Read more


Tax Breaks for First Responders

(Aug 08, 2022)

Testimony from PA House Policy Hearing on Aug. 8, 2022 on Tax Breaks for First Responders. Read more


Policy hearing continues discussion of navigating post-Roe Pennsylvania

(Jul 26, 2022)

The House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees continued a series of hearings Tuesday to further discuss the impacts of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and what the future of reproductive healthcare looks like in Pennsylvania. Read more


Democratic lawmakers tour Chestnut Hill Hospital, talk pandemic response

(Jul 25, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee toured the Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and learned about their pandemic response during a hearing Monday afternoon. Read more


Policy hearing identifies facts and fiction of post-Roe Pennsylvania

(Jul 19, 2022)

The House and Senate Policy Committees convened a hearing Tuesday morning to explore what the future of healthcare looks like in Pennsylvania after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. Read more


Policy hearing highlights legislation to help end corporate inflation

(Jun 22, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Wednesday morning to discuss how corporations are taking advantage of Pennsylvanians through various acts of price gouging and how legislation introduced by House Democrats in Harrisburg can end these unconscionable practices. Read more


Ending Corporate Inflation

(Jun 21, 2022)

This is the testimony for the House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Ending Corporate Inflation. Read more


Hearing demonstrates how conservative policies are hurting Pennsylvanians

(Jun 13, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Monday morning on how the past three decades of conservative policies in Pennsylvania have impacted the middle- and lower-class. Read more


Hearing: Combatting Inflation with the Stop Price Fixing Act

(Jun 13, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing on combatting inflation with Rep. Nick Pisciottano's Stop Price Fixing Act. The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in 418 Main Capitol and online below. Media coverage is welcomed and inquiries can be made to . Read more


Hearing: How radical conservative policies are crushing the middle class

(Jun 13, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee is holding a hearing on how radical conservative policies are crushing the middle class. The hearing will be held in 418 MC and virtually, below and at Media inquries can be made to Read more


How Radical Conservative Policies are Crushing the Middle Class

(Jun 12, 2022)

Testimony for PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on how radical conservative policies are crushing the middle class. Read more


Policy hearing discusses status of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania

(Jun 06, 2022)

As electric vehicle use grows nationwide, House Democratic lawmakers convened in Harrisburg Monday to talk with industry experts about positioning Pennsylvania to benefit from the economic growth of the industry, including infrastructure improvements like additional charging stations. Read more


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

(Jun 06, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee is holding a hearing on electric vehicle charging stations, hosted by Rep. Mary Jo Daley. The hearing will be held in the Minority Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol and will be streamed live below. Those participating include: Natasha Fackler, Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator, PennDOT Anthony Bandiero, Executive Director, Eastern PA Alliance for Clean Transportation Richard Price, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Chris Sandvig, Executive Director, Mobilify Southwestern PA Iggy Fletcher, Apprentice Training School Instructor, IBEW Local 98 Read more