Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that Ted McCann, former senior policy advisor to House Speaker Paul Ryan, is joining the organization as a fellow. In this role, he will advise on strategies to support evidence-based policymaking in government, including through the work of BPC’s Evidence Project. McCann has advised Ryan on welfare, education, workforce, and evidence issues.
“Ted was the linchpin to advancing the evidence agenda in Congress. He developed and normalized these ideas with a real emphasis on collaboration across the aisle. I long ago lost track of all the times I counted on his policy experience. His understanding of the details and great potential of evidence-based policy will be invaluable to encouraging government to generate and use data to make good decisions,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said.
As a senior policy advisor to Ryan and in other roles in Congress, McCann helped shaped numerous pieces of bipartisan legislation, including the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act, Family First Prevention Services Act, and the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act. McCann also served as Republican staff director for the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Ways and Means. and led the development of the House Republicans’ “Better Way” agenda. McCann received a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University.
“Ted is a strong addition to BPC’s policy expertise on evidence-based policymaking,” said BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland. “His unique leadership and experience in the Speaker’s office will be particularly useful as we continue to advance the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking’s recommendations.”
In September, BPC will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, which McCann advised on Ryan’s behalf.
“I am excited to continue working with the Bipartisan Policy Center on evidence-based policymaking in this new capacity,” McCann said. “BPC has a long history of advancing bipartisan policy solutions to our nation’s most pressing needs, including helping Congress improve its use of evidence. I’m honored to work with BPC experts on how best to infuse data into the policymaking process.”