Summit for Democracy II – Legislative Track
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP), a bipartisan Commission of the U.S. House of Representatives, works with parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislatures. HDP is organizing the Legislative Track of the Summit, convening more than 50 senior-level Members of Parliament from about 25 countries around the world in DC to engage with one another, but also with their counterparts on Capitol Hill. This full day of panel discussions will bring Members of Parliament from across the world together with their counterparts in the U.S. Congress to build and strengthen relationships between legislators and to discuss topics of democratic renewal. Sessions will advance the conversations on a range of topics and summit ideals including cross-party collaboration, inclusivity in the legislative process, improving citizen access to parliament (through technology and other means), and upholding free and fair elections. Through these moderated panel discussions and sharing of experiences, members will be able to navigate collectively the challenges their institutions face and seek collective solutions to address challenges to democratic norms in government. Participants include U.S. Members of both the House and Senate, the White House, and the international delegation.