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Yes, Trump’s Budget Really Does Promote Evidence-Based Policies

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Read more in Nick Hart "Yes, Trump’s Budget Really Does Promote Evidence-Based Policies," Roll Call, March 25, 2019.

When presidents send budget proposals to Congress, they include funding requests and broad policy statements. But what lies beneath the surface is often critical for understanding real priorities.

The broad contours of President Donald Trump’s latest budget will come as no surprise: increases to defense spending, cuts to nondefense spending, and a goal to eventually reduce the deficit long after his administration is gone.

But here’s something about the budget that wasn’t as predictable: the Trump administration is leading the government to become more evidence-based. Seriously. And in a responsible way.