How Can Congress Make Policy More Evidence-Based?

Results 4 America writes:

“Over the last few years, Congress has passed bipartisan legislation that recognizes and advances the role of evidence, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act. Members of Congress have also recently considered other results-driven legislation, including the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, Juvenile Justice Reform Act, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, and Families First Prevention Services Act.

“But what exactly makes legislation evidence-based? And how can Congress strengthen this ‘What Works’ approach when writing future legislation? This policy brief outlines 9 ways Congress can ensure federal laws are evidence-based….” 


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