Results for America CEO and Co-founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 unanimously by voice vote. The legislation is sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), and the companion bill in the Senate is sponsored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).
On Tuesday, July 21, Results for America – in partnership with Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, the Food Trust, and New York University – hosted an online roundtable discussion on bipartisan, evidence-based innovations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Today, following the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Results for America CEO and Co-Founder Michele Jolin issued the following statement praising lawmakers for taking bipartisan action to make federal education programs more evidence-based. The Senate passed S. 1177 by a bipartisan vote of 81-17.
What Works Cities, the newest Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative designed to help mid-size cities expand their use of data and evidence, announced that more than 100 cities have already applied to participate in What Works Cities, demonstrating the strong demand from city leaders for on-the-ground support in expanding their use of data and evidence.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Results for America today hosted a summit on workforce development to continue our efforts to better prepare Virginia’s job seekers with credentials that count in the workplace. Results for America also named Governor McAuliffe a Moneyball for Government All-Star – the first at the state level.
Sharman Stein has joined Results for America as the Communications Director for What Works Cities. The newly-funded Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative is designed to help 100 mid-size U.S. cities better use data and evidence in decision making. Results for America (RFA) coordinates What Works Cities, which provides robust technical support, access to expertise, and peer-to-peer learning for participating cities.