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Roskam, Price Welcome 20 Visiting Parliamentarians

December 5, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Peter J. Roskam (R-IL) and David Price (D-NC), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), welcomed 20 Members of Parliament from Burma/Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Peru for a weeklong seminar in the Capitol focused on ‘Serving Constituencies Effectively and Resourcefully.’ Throughout the week, delegates will meet with Members of Congress, the Director of the Congressional Research Service, experts from the Congressional Budget Office, and key staff from HDP Commission Members.  These meetings will seek to strengthen skills in working with media, ethics, and practices essential to forming meaningful relationships with constituencies.

“Working with our legislative peers from Asia and Latin America, we aim to improve representative government to better ensure it engages and reflects the governed,” said Chairman Roskam.

“These legislators already have the promise to move their democracies forward, but we want to help them develop the structural resources and institutional capacity to allow for real, lasting progress,” said Ranking Member Price.

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.