Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam, Price congratulate newly announced president of NDI

Jun 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington D.C. - Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Ranking Member, Representative David Price (D-NC), are pleased to congratulate Derek Mitchell, newly announced president for the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

“We are very fortunate to have Derek as the new head of the NDI,” said Rep. Roskam. “His skill set and experience overseas while dealing with international affairs will be a tremendous asset to the advancement of democracy in other nations. I‘m confident that Derek’s ability to broaden the scale of global democracy will point the world towards a brighter future.”

“This is a pivotal time for the cause of democracy across the globe, and Ambassador Mitchell is well equipped to preserve and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide,” said Rep. Price (D-NC). “I look forward to working with Ambassador Mitchell through the House Democracy Partnership to continue our commitment to strengthening legislatures and fostering effective democratic governance.”

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP), 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 National Democratic Institute is an implementing partner of HDP and assists with legislative strengthening on the ground in partnership countries.