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. 

DPCC Reports

DPCC Report: President Trump has No Plan to Combat Coronavirus

February 26, 2020

The Administration's Budget Underfunds Critical Programs that Address the Virus WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report detailing how President Trump's budget underfunds the programs that combat the spreading of coronavirus. The report can be found here. "I am deeply concerned that President Trump has no plan to fight the serious coronavirus crisis. President Trump's inadequate funding more...


DPCC Report: Two-Year Anniversary of the Republican Tax Betrayal

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report on the broken promises Republicans made to middle-class Americans and the truth about the GOP tax bill. Two years ago this month, President Trump signed the Republican tax law that delivered tax giveaways to the big drug companies, the wealthy, and other special interests. The report highlights that businesses used their tax giveaways to reward CEOs and more...


DPCC Report: Wealthy To Reap Rewards from ACA Repeal

December 4, 2019

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report on the ways repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would hurt middle-class families in America. The report highlights that wealthy Americans and corporations would receive billions in tax breaks if the ACA was repealed. For example, households with incomes over $250,000 would receive tax cuts worth about $45 billion per year. Pharmaceutical companies would also pay $2.8 more...

Legislative Graveyard

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

Hearings

Senate Democrats to Hold Hearing on Treatment of Children at the Border

July 23, 2019

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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

Patients, Doctors, and Senators Speak Out Against Health Care Cuts in President’s Budget

February 11, 2020

President Trump's Budget Cuts $1.6 Trillion in Medicaid, Medicare, and other Heath Care Funding that Supports Families Across the Country U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DPCC Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray, and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden today spoke out against the President's attacks on health care. Patients and doctors joined the senators to highlight how the President's budget puts health care for families more...


Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge President Trump To Oppose China’s Bid To Lead The U.N. World Intellectual Property Org., Say China’s Repeated Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections Disqualifying

December 18, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer, Sen. Cotton, Rep. Panetta, And Rep. Gallagher Urge President Trump To Strongly Oppose China’s Efforts To Lead The U.N.’S World Intellectual Property Organization Lawmakers Emphasize That China’s Persistent Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections And CCP’s Tech Practices Capable Of Undermining United States’ Innovation, Pose Threat To U.S. Economic And National Security Schumer, Cotton, Panetta, Gallagher To President Trump: more...


Leader Schumer, In Letter To Leader McConnell, Puts Forward Structure For A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial In Senate; Schumer Proposed-Trial Structure Would Require Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses

December 15, 2019

Schumer’s Proposal—The First Move To Establish A Fair Bipartisan Process In Senate—Would Set Reasonable Structure For Trial And Have Senate Issue Subpoenas For Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses—All Withheld From The House Inquiry—With Direct Knowledge Of Admin’s Decision To Delay Security Assistance Funding To Ukraine And Its Requests For Certain Investigations To Be Announced By The Government Of Ukraine  Specifically, Schumer Asks For Testimony From Mick more...

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