H. Rept. 115-411 1 (2017-11-15)

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                    115TH CONGRESS                                        REPORT
                       1st Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES            115-411







                       FOUNDATIONS FOR EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING
                                              ACT OF 2017



                      NOVEMBER 15, 2017.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
                                    State of the Union and ordered to be printed



                      Mr. GOWDY, from the Committee on Oversight and Government
                                     Reform, submitted the following


                                             REPORT

                                           [To accompany H.R. 4174]

                      The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to whom
                    was referred the bill (H.R. 4174) to amend titles 5 and 44, United
                    States Code, to require Federal evaluation activities, improve Fed-
                    eral data management, and for other purposes, having considered
                    the same, report favorably thereon             without amendment and rec-
                    ommend that the bill do pass.

                                                CONTENTS
                                                                                   Page
                    Com mittee  Statem ent and  Views  ...........................................................................  1
                    Section-by-Section  ....................................................................................................  24
                    Explanation  of Am endm ents  ...................................................................................  27
                    Com m ittee  Consideration  ........................................................................................  27
                    R oll  C all  V otes  .........................................................................................................  27
                    Application  of Law  to  the  Legislative  Branch  .......................................................  27
                    Statement of Oversight Findings and Recommendations of the Committee ......        27
                    Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives ....................................  27
                    Duplication  of Federal Program s  ............................................................................  27
                    Disclosure  of Directed  Rule  M akings  .....................................................................  28
                    Federal Advisory  Com m ittee  Act  ............................................................................  28
                    Unfunded M andates  Statem ent  ..............................................................................  28
                    Earm ark  Identification  ............................................................................................  28
                    Com m ittee  E stim ate  ................................................................................................  28
                    Budget Authority and Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate ....................  28
                    Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported .....................................  29

                                    COMMITTEE STATEMENT AND VIEWS

                                          PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

                      H.R. 4174, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
                    of 2017, advances the evidence building functions in the Federal
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