Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: September 26, 2017 10:00 am 2157 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To examine recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP).
  • To understand how Congress can improve access to data, protect privacy and confidentiality, and facilitate the creation of evidence-based policies.

BACKGROUND:

  • In March 2016, the Evidence-Based Policy Commission Act of 2016, sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), established a 15-person bipartisan commission tasked with developing recommendations to support research and evaluation of government programs.
  • CEP conducted a comprehensive study to evaluate how the federal government accesses, shares, uses, secures, and evaluates data for evidence building.
  • On September 7, 2017, CEP released their findings in a report titled, The Promise of Evidence-Based Policymaking: Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking
  • The report contained 22 recommendations for increasing the use of data and evidence to evaluate government programs and develop evidence-based policy.

  

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Dr. Katharine G. Abraham Chair Commission on Evidence Based Policy Making
Dr. Ron Haskins Co-Chair
Mr. Robert Shea, Esq. Commissioner Commission on Evidence Based Policy Making
Dr. Latanya Sweeney Commissioner Commission on Evidence Based Policy Making