Sending Office: Honorable Ben McAdams
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
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.
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
AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation
Cascade Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.
Center for Employment Opportunities
Chiefs for Change
City Year, Inc.
Code for America
Committee for Children
Communities in Schools National Office
Community Outcomes Fund at Maycomb Capital
Data Quality Campaign
Excelencia in Education
Friends of the Children
Forum for Youth Investment
Green Dot Public Schools
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, FL
Higher Learning Advocates
Jobs for the Future
King County, Washington
Literacy Design Collaborative
McCourt School of Public Policy,
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 Profit Inc.
New Teacher Center
Power to Decide
Research Institute for Key Indicators
Results for America
Success for All Foundation
Teach For America
United Way of Salt Lake
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