Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) announced that she has been chosen to serve as Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) in the 118th Congress.
HDP is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions. Established by the House 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.
“The House Democracy Partnership’s work to strengthen democratic institutions and foster the accountable, independent legislative functions of emerging democracies globally is incredibly important,” said Rep. Titus. “I’m honored to serve as its Ranking Member this Congress, and I look forward to carrying on the legacy of Rep. David Price. Working with my colleagues in both parties, I hope to help to strengthen relationships with our partner countries, expand political participation by underserved populations, and promote democratic values around the word.”
HDP’s members are appointed by House leadership, with 11 members from the majority and nine from the minority. Its current chair is Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16). HDP works with legislatures around the world through a variety of programs and initiatives with assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Its 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.