Congressional Evidence-Based Policy Commission Gets to Work

Obscured by the up-to-the-minute headlines and near-constant push notifications of a sensational election season, the unheralded work of the bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policy has quietly begun.

Signed into law in March, the act forming the Commission is a boon to champions of evidence-based policy across the political divide. What’s more, the law’s origin story—a rare instance of legislators working across the aisle in an effort to improve government—is a reminder that, despite our differences, collaboration toward a common purpose can build knowledge, strengthen policy, and potentially make life better for American families.

The Forum’s Thaddeus Ferber recently wrote about the Commission and its critical mission.

Publishing Date: 
August 11, 2016