Perspective | Panel pushes Trump, Congress for better use of confidential evidence in policymaking

The Washington Post: There’s sweet irony in a federal blue-ribbon panel dispatching a report on the need for evidence in policymaking to a president known for prevarication.

Yet without sarcasm or irony, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking sent its findings to President Trump and congressional leaders Thursday.

In their cover letter, the 15 commissioners, who unanimously adopted the report, said the panel “envisions a future in which rigorous evidence is created efficiently, as a routine part of government operations, and used to construct effective public policy … while simultaneously providing stronger protections for the privacy and confidentiality of the people, businesses, and organizations from which the government collects information.”

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