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.
The DPCC continues to highlight Mitch McConnell’s refusal to act on issues affecting the American people. Some of the bills passed by the House of Representatives that McConnell has refused to bring up in the Senate include:
|Bill Number||Bill Title||Date Passed|
|H.R. 1||For the People Act (3/8/19)||3/8/19|
|H.R. 397||Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (12/12/19)||12/12/19|
|H.R. 4||Voting Rights Advancement Act (12/6/19)||12/6/19|
|H.R. 6||American Dream and Promise Act (6/4/19)||6/4/19|
|H.R. 7||Paycheck Fairness Act (3/27/19)||3/27/19|
|H.R. 8||Bipartisan Background Checks Act (2/27/19)||2/27/19|
|H.R. 9||Climate Action Now Act (5/2/19)||5/2/19|
|H.R. 397||Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (7/24/19)||7/24/19|
|H.R. 582||Raise the Wage Act (7/18/19)||7/18/19|
|H.R. 986||Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act (5/9/19)||5/9/19|
|H.R. 987||ENROLL Act (5/16/19)||5/16/19|
|H.R. 987||MORE Health Education Act (5/16/19)||5/16/19|
|H.R. 1112||Enhanced Background Checks Act (2/28/19)||2/28/19|
|H.R. 1585||Violence Against Women Reauthorization (4/4/19)||4/4/19|
|H.R. 1644||Save the Internet Act (4/10/19)||4/10/19|
|H.R. 2474||Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (2/6/20)||2/6/20|
|H.R. 2722||Securing America's Federal Elections Act (6/27/19)||6/27/19|
|H.R. 4031||GLRI Act of 2019 (2/5/20)||2/5/20|
Senate Democrats are shedding a light on the right-wing takeover of our judicial system. Working hand in hand with the administration and anonymously funded outside groups, Senate Republicans have confirmed more than 200 new life-tenured federal judges to aggressively remake the federal courts and rewrite the Constitution. Most were chosen not for their qualifications or experience—which are often lacking—but for their demonstrated allegiance to Republican Party political goals.
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