America Forward: Statement Applauding Introduction of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act

“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015. The bill would create a commission to develop practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in the development of policies and in the funding of interventions at the federal level. In times of greater demand for human services and tighter budgets, we must work together to direct government resources to programs that work and that measurably improve people’s lives. Our Coalition of organizations, implementing effective programs across the country, commend Representative Ryan and Senator Murray’s tireless efforts to focus on results through innovation, evaluation, and common frameworks for evidence.  The America Forward Coalition looks forward to continuing our work with Representative Ryan and Senator Murray to help advance this critical legislation through the process.”

– Members of the America Forward Coalition

THE AMERICA FORWARD COALITION is a network of more than 60 innovative, impact-oriented organizations, working in every state and in more than 1,000 communities nationwide, dedicated to driving systemic change in education, early childhood, workforce development, child welfare and criminal justice. America Forward Coalition members share a commitment to innovating to achieve better results, using data to track progress and ensure accountability, and leveraging resources across silos and sectors to improve the lives of the people they serve. Our Coalition organizations are achieving measurable outcomes in communities across the country every day. We believe that policy approaches that spur innovation, focus on outcomes, and reward results can transform these local results into national change and propel all of America forward.

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