Full Committee Hearing

Strengthening the Lawmaking Process: How Data Can Inform and Improve Policy

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Time: 12:30 PM Location: Rayburn House Office Building 2118



Nick Hart, Ph.D. is the President of Data Foundation. Previously, he served as Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Evidence Project. This built on his work as Policy and Research Director for the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, where he led the development of the Commission’s final report and recommendations for Congress and the President. He has also served as a senior analyst for the Office of Management and Budget.


Poppy MacDonald is the President of USAFacts, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that collects and visualizes publicly available data with the goal of helping ground democratic debate in facts. Prior to joining USAFacts, she served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of POLITICO USA. She was also a partner at Gallup Inc. and helped launch their World Poll. Ms. MacDonald began her career serving several members of Congress in both the House and the Senate.


Tara McGuinness is a Fellow and Senior Adviser at New America, where she founded their New Practice Lab, which seeks to improve the design and delivery of policies focused on family economic security and wellbeing. She is also an adjunct professor of public policy at Georgetown University and is the co-author of Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology. Prior to her current positions, she served in the Obama administration as the Director of the White House Task Force on Community Solutions.



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