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Roskam, Price and the House Democracy Partnership Welcome Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Capitol

September 29, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman David Price (D-NC), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), hosted Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the Capitol to meet with Congressional HDP members and to attend a reception with congressional leaders and guests from the international community.  As part of her first visit as State Counsellor of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, noted that; “Democracy in Burma can be no less than it is in more mature democracies and, most importantly, that it must respect the will of the people.”   HDP is supporting Burma’s peaceful transition to representative civilian government.

Roskam, Price and the House Democracy Partnership Welcome Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Capitol

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman David Price (D-NC), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), hosted Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the Capitol to meet with Congressional HDP members and to attend a reception with congressional leaders and guests from the international community.  As part of her first visit as State Counsellor of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, noted that; “Democracy in Burma can be no less than it is in more mature democracies and, most importantly, that it must respect the will of the people.”   HDP is supporting Burma’s peaceful transition to representative civilian government.

Democracy is always a work in progress, but the people of Burma are making incredible strides to make their government better reflect the desires of the Burmese people after almost 50 years of military rule,” notes Congressman Roskam.  “The House Democracy Partnership has provided guidance and assistance to enable the new leaders to better carry out their vital roles in the reconstituted Burmese parliament.

With this remarkable woman’s leadership along with her sacrifice and that of many of her countrymen, the words Burma and Democracy can now be spoken together.  Congressman Price said. “The road ahead will have bends and turns, but the House Democracy Partnership will work with Burmese parliamentarians to accelerate their transition to a more open and representative democracy.”

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 Partner

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman David Price (D-NC), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), hosted Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the Capitol to meet with Congressional HDP members and to attend a reception with congressional leaders and guests from the international community.  As part of her first visit as State Counsellor of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, noted that; “Democracy in Burma can be no less than it is in more mature democracies and, most importantly, that it must respect the will of the people.”   HDP is supporting Burma’s peaceful transition to representative civilian government. 

Aung San Suu Kyi

Roskam, Price and the House Democracy Partnership Welcome Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Capitol

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman David Price (D-NC), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), hosted Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the Capitol to meet with Congressional HDP members and to attend a reception with congressional leaders and guests from the international community.  As part of her first visit as State Counsellor of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, noted that; “Democracy in Burma can be no less than it is in more mature democracies and, most importantly, that it must respect the will of the people.”   HDP is supporting Burma’s peaceful transition to representative civilian government. 

Peter Roskam

Democracy is always a work in progress, but the people of Burma are making incredible strides to make their government better reflect the desires of the Burmese people after almost 50 years of military rule,” notes Congressman Roskam.  “The House Democracy Partnership has provided guidance and assistance to enable the new leaders to better carry out their vital roles in the reconstituted Burmese parliament. 

David Price

With this remarkable woman’s leadership along with her sacrifice and that of many of her countrymen, the words Burma and Democracy can now be spoken together.  Congressman Price said. “The road ahead will have bends and turns, but the House Democracy Partnership will work with Burmese parliamentarians to accelerate their transition to a more open and representative democracy.”

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.

ship is assisted by the US Agency for International Development, the International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute.