Welcome to the House Democracy Partnership

Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 16 partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

October 2009 Reps Pomeroy and Capps participate in a member to member exchange in Washington DC for delegates from Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Mongolia.
May 2010 – Haiti – Rep. David Dreier speaking to local press about the effect of the devastating earthquake on the Parliament
August 2007 Rep Price addressing staffers from HDAC partner legislatures on committee operations
April 2010 – Pakistan - The delegation meets with the Speaker of the Pakistani National Assembly, Dr. Fahmida Mirza