Episode 37: Call Me Commissioner


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This week Robert and Francis welcome two key senior staffers who have worked to pass the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. John Righter (with Senator Patty Murray) and Tedd McCann (formerly with Speaker Paul Ryan) give the latest updates on effort to codify some of the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4174 Evidence is the Word of the Year: Neither Party Owns It: https://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/evidence-word-year-neither-party-owns Ted McCann Bio: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/person/ted-mccann/ John Righter Profile: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/10/meet-the-senate-help-committees-minority-staff/456351/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.

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