Sending Office: Honorable Ben McAdams
Sent By:
Christopher.Cunningham@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join the bipartisan Congressional What Works Caucus. Our Caucus is convening policy experts and advancing ideas that improve the effectiveness of government programs and the return on taxpayer dollars – ensuring we invest
resources as effectively and efficiently as possible to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities nationwide.

A 2019 poll conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago found that about 9 out of 10 Americans think policymakers should seek the best evidence when making decisions. However, only 8 percent believe that evidence currently
drives policymakers’ decisions. We believe this Congress has an opportunity to find bipartisan agreement on making policy work for Americans and respond to our constituents’ frustration with Washington’s lack of tangible results for their families
and communities.

The What Works Caucus will include Members from across the political spectrum to develop and promote results-driven evidence-based legislation and innovative partnerships that address our nation’s biggest challenges. It will also spotlight data-driven local,
state, and federal efforts, as well as the work of private and nonprofit partners, that are helping improve results for people around the country. Recent Congressional achievements including the Every Student Succeeds Act, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities
Act, Social Impact Partnerships Act to Pay for Results Act, and Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. These bills have advanced our evidence-driven approach to delivering results for Americans. 

We will soon host a staff briefing for What Works Caucus offices and staffers interested in learning more about evidence-based and outcomes-driven policymaking.

Please contact Chris.Cunningham@mail.house.gov in Rep. McAdams’s office or (x53011) or
Martin.Shultz@mail.house.gov in Rep. Walorski’s office (x53915) to join or with any questions about the What Works Caucus.

Sincerely,

 

Ben McAdams (D-UT)                                                            Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
Member of Congress                                                                Member of Congress

 

Supporters of the Congressional What Works Caucus

Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

America Forward

AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation

BellXcel

Cascade Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

Center for Employment Opportunities

Chiefs for Change

Citizen Schools

City Year, Inc.

Civic

Code for America

College Possible

Committee for Children

Communities in Schools National Office

Community Outcomes Fund at Maycomb Capital

Data Coalition

Data Quality Campaign

Democracy Builders

EFFICACITY

Excelencia in Education

Friends of the Children

Forum for Youth Investment

Green Dot Public Schools

GreenLight Fund

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, FL

Higher Learning Advocates

Jobs for the Future

King County, Washington

KIPP

Knowledge Alliance

Literacy Design Collaborative

McCourt School of Public Policy,

Georgetown University

National Association of State Budget Officers

National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

National Prevention Science Coalition

National Writing Project

New America Higher Education Initiative

New Leaders

New Profit Inc.

New Teacher Center

Nurse-Family Partnership

Per Scholas

Power to Decide

RecycleForce

REDF

Research Institute for Key Indicators

Results for America

Root Causes

Social Finance

StriveTogether

Success for All Foundation

Teach For America

TNTP

United Way of Salt Lake

Urban Alliance

Year Up

Youth Villages

 

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