House Democratic Policy Committee to Hold 2 Hearings in SEPA this Week
The House Democratic Policy Committee will travel to three different counties for three hearings in three days this week, leadership announced.
First, the Policy Committee will convene a hearing in Montgomery County to discuss stormwater management and the impact it has on community infrastructure. The committee will hear from watershed experts, environmental advocates and community members to identify problems with current stormwater management plans and what lawmakers in Harrisburg can do to fix these issues. This hearing will take place on Monday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Upper Providence Township Building, 1286 Black Rock Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.
This hearing is open to the media and the public, officials said.
Then, the Policy Committee will travel to Bucks County for a tour and roundtable discussion at the Blumberg Institute in Doylestown. It’s home to 43 companies of all sizes, including the Biotech Center, the first and largest Hepatitis B foundation in the country. Lawmakers will tour the facility and hear from employees to see what economic impact the Blumberg Institute has on the region and state. This tour and hearing will happen on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Blumberg Institute, located at 3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, 18902. This tour and roundtable discussion is open to the media but closed to the public.
Finally, the Policy Committee will close out the week in Harrisburg, joining with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus for a discussion on environmental justice and the impact it has on different communities across Pennsylvania. This hearing will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Minority Caucus Room, located in Room 418 of the Main Capitol Building. This hearing is open to both the media and the public. It will also be livestreamed at pahouse.com/live.
Information about these hearing and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at pahouse.com/policy.