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  • Chairman David Price answers questions from delegates during HDP’s inbound program focusing on legislative oversight on February 27, 2020. HDP brought together 14 members of parliament from Afghanistan, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Peru to Washington, DC for several days of panel discussions and roundtables to share legislative oversight best practices.
  • HDP Chairman David Price is joined by Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) in sharing how the U.S. legislature has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with senior leadership from Armenia’s National Assembly on May 12, 2020.
  • Members of Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Council share their country’s legislative best practices with their counterparts during HDP’s inbound program on February 26, 2020.
  • Staff from Iraq’s Council of Representatives meet virtually with their peers from U.S. to discuss best practices and opportunities for constituent engagement.
  • Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) speak with senior women members of parliament from Kosovo on how U.S. Members of Congress have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it relates to crafting legislative responses that are targeted to benefit women and other populations suffering disproportionately as a result of the pandemic, on May 13, 2020.
  • Reps Alma Adams (D-NC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) share a lighthearted moment before a nationally broadcast radio interview in Monrovia, Liberia on October 9, 2019.
  • Originally scheduled as an in-person CODEL occurring in April 2020, HDP instead held a virtual CODEL meeting on May 18, 2020, with senior leadership from Peru’s Congress. In this photo, Second Vice President, Honorable Guillermo Aliaga, and Third Vice President, Honorable Maria Teresa Cabrera, share steps Peru’s Congress has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 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.

Latest News

July 7, 2020 Press Release

Chairman David Price and Co-Chair Vern Buchannan released the following statement on the passing of Lorne Craner: 

April 27, 2020 Press Release

By Derek Luyten, HDP Executive Director; Nils Mueller, HDP Senior Development Advisor