Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Holds Inaugural Meeting
Former NASACT Member Kim Wallin Appointed to Commission
Section: Washington Update

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking convened its first public meeting on Friday, July 22 in Washington, D.C. The commission was established under the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-140), jointly sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and signed by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2016.
Under the law, the commission is charged with examining aspects of how to increase the availability and use of data in order to build evidence about government programs, while protecting privacy and confidentiality. Over the next 15 months, the commission will develop a series of findings and recommendations for the President and Congress. Lifetime NASACT Member and former Nevada State Controller Kim Wallin was appointed to the commission by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) earlier this year.