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 17 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
2015 HDP Delegation Meets with Indonesian MPs
July 2006 HDAC Delegation Visits a Water Facility in Kenya
2010 July Liberia Rep. Ellison with Mayor of Kakata Mr Eddie Murphy