Titus Appointed to House Democracy Partnership

Mar 12, 2014
Press Release

March 12, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement on her appointment to the House Democracy Partnership (HDP); 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. 
 
“I am honored to join the House Democracy Partnership and look forward to advancing the Commission’s mission to promote democratic values, improve foreign relations, and strengthen partnerships across the world. I am especially pleased to be working to foster greater political participation among women, as voters, advocates, candidates, and electeds.” 
 
Established 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. 
 
Titus brings extensive experience to the Commission. In addition to her education in foreign relations policy as part of her degree programs in political science, Titus has traveled throughout the world, including extended stays in Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and Spain. As a member of Congress, she traveled to Greece, Afghanistan, and twice to Israel. In 2011, Titus traveled to Ukraine as an advisor for the non-profit, non-partisan National Democratic Institute.