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Why Using Rigorous Evidence in Policymaking Matters

Economy / Press Release May 8, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center in a new report, Congress and Evidence-Based Policymaking, explains what evidence-based policymaking is and why it matters.

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Congress and Evidence-Based Policymaking

Economy / Research May 8, 2017

Evidence-based policymaking uses findings from rigorous research and program evaluations to guide decisions about public policy and funding. The Congressional Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking appointed by President Obama and the bipartisan leadership of Congress is scheduled to report its recommendations by September of 2017.

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Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

Health / Research February 9, 2017

Research suggests that for high-need, high-cost patients the application of non-clinical interventions and other social supports can improve health outcomes.

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Fannie-Freddie Regulator to Plan to Stay On Under Trump

Housing / News December 15, 2016

Watt has told employees and others close to him that he plans to stay at his post after Trump becomes president to serve out a term that doesn’t end until January 2019.

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21st Century Cures 'a Christmas miracle'

Health / News December 11, 2016

The measure will fund medical innovation and opioid addiction treatment, while ensuring safety.

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To secure homeland, clean up Congressional oversight

National Security / News December 1, 2016

In 2013, DHS leaders had to report to 88 different committees and subcommittees in Congress. Today it’s 92.

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Bipartisan action will accelerate cures for Americans

Health / News November 22, 2016

Congress has four remaining work weeks in Washington to hash out the budget and hopefully finish work on the “21st Century Cures” legislation.

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How Quickly Could Obamacare Be Erased?

Health / News November 9, 2016

Trump says the private market should step in with the sale of insurance plans across state lines to help drive down costs through competition.

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Letters to the Senate on Advanced Nuclear Energy Innovation

Tracy Terry / Research September 14, 2016

Although nuclear power was developed and first commercialized in the America, we are losing the strategic and economic advantages of U.S. leadership in the field.

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Congress struggles with full agenda before November elections

Economy / News September 6, 2016

Lawmakers return to Washington Tuesday facing a daunting to-do list after being on recess, but the outcome of the election will likely determine their top priorities.

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