Domestic Policy Council [DPC] Law and Legal Definition

The Domestic Policy Council (DPC) is the primary forum used by the U.S. President for considering domestic policy matters. DPC was established on August 16, 1993, by Executive Order 12859. DPC forms part of the Office of White House Policy which contains the DPC, the National Economic Council and various subordinate offices, such as the Office of National AIDS Policy. The Director of the DPC is designated as the Assistant to the U.S. President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council. DPC coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House and offers advice to the U.S. President. Further, DPC supervises the development and implementation of the President’s domestic policy agenda and ensures coordination and communication among the heads of relevant Federal offices and agencies.