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

Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell Doubling Down On Support For Lawsuit That Will Strip Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

October 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s support of the Texas lawsuit that would strip away health care protections from people with pre-existing conditions: “Leader McConnell has made it crystal clear that Republicans are for eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions. In recent days, Leader McConnell has also made clear that, given another two years in the majority, Republicans would attempt to repeal more...


Schumer Response To Sen. McConnell Admission That GOP Could Revisit Health Care Repeal

October 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s recent comments on potentially repealing health care protections: “Americans should make no mistake about it: if Republicans retain the Senate they will do everything they can to take away families’ health care and raise their costs, whether it be eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions, repealing the health care law, or cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Americans more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell’s Call To Cut Medicare, Social Security, & Medicaid To Reduce Deficit Created By GOP Tax Cut For The Rich

October 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s recent comments on rising deficits: “Senator Mitch McConnell, President Trump, and their fellow Republicans blew a 2 trillion dollar hole in the federal deficit to fund a tax cut for the rich. To now suggest cutting earned middle-class programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid as the only fiscally responsible solution to solve the debt problem is nothing short of more...

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