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: Mitch McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard By The Numbers

July 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report demonstrating how Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard. "The American people expect the Senate to do its job and take action to make their lives better," said Senator Stabenow. "Instead of protecting health care, combatting climate change, or securing our elections, Mitch McConnell has turned the Senate into more...

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

Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis to Hold First Hearing, Mayors From Across The Country Will Discuss Climate Action At The Local Level

July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level” on Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00p.m. ET. The committee, a special committee affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from mayors of five U.S. cities. The mayors will discuss their cities’ efforts to cut carbon pollution and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. more...


Schumer Calls For Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan And Other Top Leadership At Agency To Be Fired And For A New, Untainted Team To Be Brought In To Begin Reining In Toxic Culture At Border Patrol Agency

July 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling for Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan and other top leadership at the agency to be fired and for a new team to be brought in to begin reigning in the toxic culture at the border patrol agency: “The Inspector General’s report and details of a secret border patrol workers’ Facebook group paint a picture of a toxic culture at U.S. Customs and Border Protection that can only begin to more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Decision To Begin Printing Census Without Citizenship Question

July 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to begin printing the census without the citizenship question after the Supreme Court ruled they could not add the question without further explanation: “The exclusion of the citizenship question from the census is a victory for our democracy and for fair representation of all communities in this country. The Trump administration’s more...

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