If the government regulates or bans, its best basis is an evidence-driven one.
The Office of Management and Budget says some agencies have acknowledged the administration’s initiative to build evidence-based policy agendas with varying degrees of success. Agencies that have become leaders in this space are embracing employee feedback.
Among the ideas included in the Trump administration’s reorganization proposal are recommendations to create a new public-private research center and move some aspects of FEMA and TSA to the Transportation Department.
NAPA and Heritage release papers promoting evidence-based policymaking while the Reason Foundation highlights the lack of public-private competition under Circular A-76.