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

The Costs of Republican Tax Plan to American Families

October 31, 2017




Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senate Dems will hear testimony on similarities between the failed 2012 Kansas tax cuts and the current Republican plan. They will hear testimony to counter the misleading argument that economic growth will make up for lost revenue in the Republican tax plan as well as ways in which the Republican tax plan hurts seniors, working families, 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

Testimony

               

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.

Testimony


Christina Clifford, Whittier, CA

Testimony


Health McCreary, Sparks, NV

Testimony


Paula Gonzalez

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Forum with Workers Mistreated by Puzder

January 10, 2017


Christine L. Owens

Testimony


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.

Testimony


Laura McDonald,

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

Releases

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Costs of Republican Tax Giveaway to American Families

November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today held a hearing entitled “Who Pays for the GOP’s Trillion Dollar Tax Cut? How Families, Seniors, and the Middle Class are Hit Hardest.”  The Senators heard testimony on similarities between the failed 2012 Kansas tax breaks and the current Republican plan.  They also heard testimony to counter the false more...


Special 50-State Report: How the Republican Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy Would Hurt Families

October 31, 2017

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee today released a special 50-state report detailing how the Republican tax plan is a giveaway to the wealthy that would hurt families across the country. The report shows how the Republican plan would raise taxes on middle-class families, give a huge tax break to millionaires and billionaires, and put deductions and tax credits that working families rely upon at risk. All 50 state reports may be found here and a more...


Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Ways to Protect and Strengthen the Right to Vote

September 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, held a hearing entitled “Voting Rights Under Fire: Democratic Ideas to Protect and Strengthen Americans’ Constitutional Right to Vote.”Recent actions by the President’s Election Commission have raised concerns - including invasion of privacy and more...

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