The Subcommittee on Human Resources of the House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing titled "Expanding Opportunity by Funding What Works: Using Evidence to Help Low Income Individuals and Families Get Ahead." This hearing, the second in a series on “Moving America’s Families Forward,” will focus on the effectiveness of federal social programs, including affordable housing programs.
Announcing the hearing, Subcommittee Chair Charles Boustany (R-LA) stated, “For too many years, Congress has created program upon program, spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually on efforts designed to alleviate poverty without ever knowing whether it’s working or not. It’s time to change that. This hearing will spotlight what we know about the use of evidence today, how that is changing, and how we can and should do even more to hold government programs accountable for achieving real results. It’s time we expand existing efforts to fund what works, and this hearing will show us how we can do just that."
The hearing will take place at 10:00am ET on Tuesday, March 17, in room B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Witnesses have not been announced.
More information about the hearing is at http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398172
The hearing will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hclive20