Evidence-Based Policymaking becomes Law in the United States

On Monday, January 14, 2019, President Trump signed into law H.R. 4174, the “Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018,” which improves evidence-based policy through strengthening Federal agency evaluation capacity; furthering interagency data sharing and open data efforts; and improving access to data for statistical purposes while protecting confidential information.

The Act generally conforms to the recommendations of the Report from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.