Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman

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 to hold hearing on Legal Aid for Tenants Facing Eviction Wednesday in Capitol

(Sep 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on legal aid for tenants facing evictions. The hearing will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila; Morgan Cephas, D-Phila.; and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, the hearing will collect testimony from policy experts as they work on legislation to provide legal aid for tenants. Testifiers will speak remotely while members will participate in person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Patrick Cicero , executive director, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. John Pollock , staff attorney, Public Justice Center. Rasheedah Phillips , managing attorney of housing policy, Community Legal Services, Inc. Bob Damewood , staff attorney, Regional Housing Legal Services. Kevin Quisenberry , legislative director, Community Justice Project. A. Michael Snyder , chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association. Catherine Carr , civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force co-chair, Philadelphia Bar Association. Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Driver’s License for ITIN holders Tuesday in Capitol

(Sep 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on H.B. 2835 , which would allow individual taxpayer identification number holders to apply for a driver’s license. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by state Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila, the hearing will feature testimony from policy experts and ITIN holders about the importance of his legislation to Pennsylvania’s economy and workforce. Testifiers will speak remotely while members will participate in person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Luis Larin , statewide coordinator, Driving PA Forward Coalition. Desi Burnette , statewide coordinator, Movement of Immigrant Leaders PA. Olga Velasquez , member, Casa San Jose (Pittsburgh). Dewa Sukma , member, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia. Diana Polson , policy analyst, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. Justina Almontes , member, CATA-The Farmworker Support Committee. Guillermo Perez , president, LCLAA Pittsburgh. Casey Stokes , social worker, John Harris High School. Karen Gardner , policy associate, National Young Farmers Read more

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19’s impact on Pa.’s innovative economy Monday in Capitol

(Sep 16, 2020)

Requested by state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, the hearing will feature testimony from the life sciences industry and companies supported by Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Read more

9/14/20 – The Environmental Economy – Harrisburg

(Sep 14, 2020)

Materials from a public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Joe Webster. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on The Environmental Economy

(Sep 14, 2020)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 14, 2020. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities

(Sep 11, 2020)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 11, 2020. Read more

9/11/20 – COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities – Harrisburg

(Sep 11, 2020)

Materials from a public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Wendy Ullman. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on The Vanishing Trial

(Sep 11, 2020)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 10, 2020. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on House Bill 2275

(Sep 11, 2020)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 9, 2020. Read more

9/10/20 – The Vanishing Trial – Harrisburg

(Sep 10, 2020)

Materials from a public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Tina Davis. Read more