About

In the seventy years since the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) (formerly known as the Democratic Policy Committee (DPC)) was established in January 1947, it has served as an advisory board to the Democratic Leadership and as a research, policy-formulating, and communications arm of Senate Democrats. While the DPCC's role has evolved through the years, the thread that unifies its long history is the key role it has played in facilitating communication among Senate Democrats and enhancing their ability to formulate and advance their agenda.

Under the leadership of Chairwoman Senator Debbie Stabenow and Vice Chairmanship of Senator Joe Manchin, the DPCC provides a variety of member services for Democratic Senators and their staff, including research, legislative summaries for bills being considered on the Senate floor, local data on the impact of legislation, and communications tools. 

Hearings

Senate Democrats to Hold Hearing with Americans Hurt by High Cost of Prescription Drugs

August 21, 2018

On Tuesday, August 21st at 3:00 PM, Senate Democrats will hold a hearing titled, “America Speaks Out: The Urgent Need to Tackle Health Care Costs and Prescription Drug Prices.” The Senators will hear from Americans who have struggled with more...


Senate Democrats to Hold Hearing with Americans Who Are at Risk of Losing Health Coverage Because of Pre-Existing Conditions

August 16, 2018

On Thursday, August 16th at 10:00 AM, Senate Democrats will hold a hearing titled, “America Speaks Out: Protecting Care for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions.” The Senators will hear testimony from Americans with pre-existing conditions who would be hurt by Republican efforts to expand junk insurance plans and take away their health coverage. 

Elena Hung – Silver Spring, MD: Elena is the president and co-founder of the Little Lobbyists. Her daughter, Xiomara, was born more...


Senate Democrats, Survivors, Family Members to Hold Hearing on Protecting Children from Gun Violence

March 5, 2018



On Wednesday, March 7th at 4:00pm, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) will co-host a Senate Democrats hearing entitled “America Speaks Out: Protecting Our Children from Gun Violence.” The Senators will hear testimony from survivors of gun violence and family members who want Congress to take swift action to strengthen our nation’s gun laws. 

 

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David Hogg, 17-year old student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas more...


Democracy for Sale: How Our Broken Campaign Finance System Allows Foreign Governments to Buy Influence in Our Elections and What We Can Do About It

July 19, 2017

Ellen Weintraub, Washington, DC

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Norm Ornstein,

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Larry Noble

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Sheila Krumholz

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Liz Kennedy

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America Speaks Out: The High Cost of Trumpcare on Families

May 10, 2017

Cyndi Johnson, Bloomington, IN

Cyndi is the mother of three who works part time. Her 10-year old daughter was born with Down syndrome a few years before the passage of the ACA. Cyndi’s husband had insurance for their family through his employer, but because of the significant services that their daughter needed, the family was forced to assume significant debt, more...


Forum with Americans Whose Healthcare Would be Hurt by Tom Price’s Policies

January 19, 2017


Ann Serafin, Ferndale, MI

Ann lives with multiple sclerosis and is covered by Medicare. Ann and her husband also supported Ann's mother for the last decade and, after years of financial stress, were able to get her mother into a nursing home, with the cost of her care covered by Medicaid.

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Forum with Americans Whose Healthcare Would be Hurt by Tom Price’s Policies

January 19, 2017


Ann Serafin, Ferndale, MI

Ann lives with multiple sclerosis and is covered by Medicare. Ann and her husband also supported Ann's mother for the last decade and, after years of financial stress, were able to get her mother into a nursing home, with the cost of her care covered by Medicaid.

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Senate Democrats Host Forum with Mnuchin Bank OneWest Foreclosure Victims

January 18, 2017


Colleen Ison-Hodroff, Minneapolis, MN

Colleen and her husband purchased their home in 1963, and after 55 years Financial Freedom, their reverse mortgage servicer, is trying to foreclose their home.

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Christina Clifford, Whittier, CA

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Health McCreary, Sparks, NV

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Paula Gonzalez

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Forum with Workers Mistreated by Puzder

January 10, 2017


Christine L. Owens

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Lupe Guzman,

Lupe is a 47 year old, single mother of six. She worked at Carl’s Jr. in Las Vegas for seven years. Lupe worked long hours, often not getting paid for her hours worked.

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Laura McDonald,

Laura worked for Mr. Puzder at Carl’s Jr. Ms. McDonald worked more more...

Releases

Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate

April 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following joint statement calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. “Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press more...


In Light Of Reports That Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Rejected DOJ Ethics Officials’ Advice And Chose Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing Special Counsel Probe, Schumer Demands DOJ Provide Specifics Of Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation And To Investigate Process That Led To Whitaker’s Decision

December 22, 2018

In A New Letter To Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, Schumer Demands Detailed Information Surrounding Mr. Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation— Mr. Whitaker’s Long Public Record Of Bias Against Special Counsel Investigation Raises Serious Concerns Despite DOJ’s Career Ethics Officials Advising Him Otherwise, Mr. Whitaker Has Chosen Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing The Special Counsel Investigation— Schumer Asks Rosenstein To Investigate The Propriety Of Mr. more...


Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships For The 116th Congress

December 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 116th Congress. All memberships have been agreed to by the Democratic Conference and are subject to ratification by the full Senate when the 116th Congress convenes in January. The Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 116th Congress: Agriculture, Nutrition & ForestrySenator Stabenow - Ranking Member Senator Leahy more...

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