Senate Democratic Policy Committee

Please contact Seth Rolko, Sen. Dem. Policy Committee Executive Director, in my Harrisburg office with any questions at 717-787-4236 or via email at Seth.Rolko@pasenate.com for information regarding the Policy Committee.

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Committee News

Joint State Legislative Hearing Focuses on College Affordability

Joint State Legislative Hearing Focuses on College Affordability

Harrisburg, March 26, 2019 – Democratic lawmakers today held a joint Senate-House hearing in Harrisburg on legislation aimed at making college more affordable.  The joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing focused on the proposed “Pennsylvania...

State Senate Hearing in Philly Focuses on Gun Violence

State Senate Hearing in Philly Focuses on Gun Violence

Philadelphia – February 14, 2019 – At the request of state Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on ways to prevent gun violence in Pennsylvania. “This policy hearing is to share proven solutions to...

State Senate Committee Holds Hearing in Pittsburgh on Climate Change

State Senate Committee Holds Hearing in Pittsburgh on Climate Change

Harrisburg – November 28, 2018 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing in Pittsburgh on local and state efforts to address climate change.  “In the absence of federal leadership on...

Senate Hearing Focuses on Career Readiness, Workforce Development

Senate Hearing Focuses on Career Readiness, Workforce Development

DUNMORE, April 19, 2018 – State Sen. John Blake today hosted members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at Penn State Scranton for a wide-ranging discussion on career readiness and workforce development.   The public hearing, titled “Our Students, Our...

Senate Hearing Focuses on Mandated Drug Addiction Treatment

Senate Hearing Focuses on Mandated Drug Addiction Treatment

Pittsburgh, December 8, 2017 − At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on Costa’s legislation that would enable families to seek court-ordered addiction treatment for their loved...