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2014 House Democratic Caucus


Welcome to the home page for the Delaware House Democratic Caucus. Here you will find updates about legislation, events and other information from the caucus' perspective.

  • Click here to view the House agenda for the next session day.
  • Click here for information on upcoming House committee meetings.
  • The House also posts committee meeting minutes online. Click here to review those minutes.

Latest News


The House Democratic Caucus re-elected Reps. Pete Schwartzkopf, Valerie Longhurst and John Viola Monday to serve in the caucus’ top three leadership posts for the 148th General Assembly.


Building on progress made under a five-year U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreement to reform Delaware’s public mental health care system, Governor Markell today signed legislation to modernize the civil commitment procedures, decrease the number of involuntary admissions and commitments, and ensure better civil rights protections and due process at all stages for individuals with a mental illness.


A bipartisan group of 18 Representatives and Senators sent a letter to DNREC officials Wednesday opposing a composting plant in Wilmington that has amassed several violations in recent years.

Christopher K. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Delaware’s professional educators - the 12,000 members of the Delaware State Education Association - are offering a scholarship of $1,000 per year for four years in order to help a future teacher enter today’s most rewarding, critical, and challenging profession.

The members of DSEA invite all high school seniors graduating from a public school, who intend to pursue a career in teaching, to apply for this DSEA scholarship.