Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report September 7, 2017

September 06, 2017


Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Members of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking will join House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to announce the Commission’s final report and recommendations, “The Promise of Evidence-Based Policymaking.” The final report, required by the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-140), was unanimously agreed to by the Members of the Commission. The press conference event will be open to members of the media and invited guests and will be held on Capitol Hill. The event will be streamed for the public.

Speaker Ryan and Senator Murray are expected to make brief remarks. The Commission Chair and Co-Chair, Katharine G. Abraham and Ron Haskins, respectively, will provide highlights of the report and other Members of the Commission will be in attendance to answer questions.

Under the law, the Commission’s charge was to study how to increase the availability and use of data in order to build evidence about government programs, while protecting privacy and confidentiality. Over the past 15 months, the Commission developed the findings and recommendations they will present to the President and the Congress on Thursday.

What: Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Final Report
When: Thursday, September 7, 2017; 3:30 p.m. EDT
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Members of the media are invited to cover the event.
***Members of the media interested in attending should RSVP to with full name, name of outlet and contact information by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The report and electronic press kit will be available at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 7, on