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Price, Buchanan Welcome 116th Congress House Democracy Partnership Members

May 28, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2019) – Today, Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) are pleased to announce the members of House Democracy Partnership (HDP) for the 116th Congress. Chairman Price and Co-Chair Buchanan praised the announcement of the new and returning HDP Members:

“I am pleased to welcome this bipartisan group of members, alongside my Co-Chair, Vern Buchanan, to continue HDP’s mission of fostering effective democratic governance in emerging democracies,” said Chairman Price. I am confident that this team will expertly guide parliaments across the world as they build responsive and efficient legislative institutions.”

“Emerging democracies throughout the globe continue to be threatened by rising authoritarianism and extremism,” Co-Chair Buchanan said. “It is in our national security interests to assist these vulnerable nations. Our bipartisan team for the 116th Congress is comprised of members from diverse backgrounds and political perspectives that will contribute to HDP’s mission. I look forward to working with them and Chairman Price to strengthen the democratic institutions of partner countries.”

The following Democratic Members were appointed by Speaker Pelosi:

Rep. David Price, North Carolina (Chair)

Rep. Susan Davis, California

Rep. Gwen Moore, Wisconsin

Rep. Dina Titus, Nevada

Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia

Rep. Ted Lieu, California

Rep. Norma Torres, California

Rep. Robin Kelly, Illinois

Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama

Rep. Diana DeGette, Colorado

Rep. Barbara Lee, California

 

The following Republican Members were appointed by Minority Leader McCarthy:

Rep. Vern Buchanan, Florida (Co-Chair)

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska

Rep. Mike Conaway, Texas

Rep. Adrian Smith, Nebraska

Rep. Steve Womack, Arkansas

Rep. Bill Flores, Texas

Rep. Jackie Walorski, Indiana

Rep. Tom Rice, South Carolina

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma

Background

The House Democracy Partnership, founded in 2005, is a bipartisan commission of the House of Representatives that works to promote responsive, effective government and strengthen democratic institutions by assisting legislatures in emerging democracies. The Partnership is assisted by the US Agency for International Development, the International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute.

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