Jane Robbins, a senior fellow at American Principles Project, recorded this short video for Red Kudzu explaining what the Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (S. 2046) is and what it will do if passed by the U.S. Senate.
The bill is before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or use the contact info below and ask them to oppose S. 2046, the Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.
Here is the list of the committee members along with their Twitter handles and office phone numbers.
- U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) – Chair (@SenRonJohnson) (202) 224-5323
- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) – Ranking Member (@clairecmc) (202) 224-6154
- U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) (@SenatorCarper) (202) 224-2441
- U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) (@SteveDaines) (202) 224-2651
- U.S. Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY) (@SenatorEnzi) (202) 224-3424
- U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) (@SenKamalaHarris) (202) 224-3553
- U.S. Senator Margaret Hassan (D-NH) (@SenatorHassan) (202) 224-3324
- U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) (@SenatorHeitkamp) (202) 224-2043
- U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) (@SenJohnHoeven) (202) 224-2551
- U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) (@SenatorLankford) (202) 224-5754
- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (@SenJohnMcCain) (202) 224-2235
- U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) (@RandPaul) (202) 224-4343
- U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) (@SenGaryPeters) (202) 224-6221
- U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) (@senrobportman) (202) 224-3353
- U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) (@GDouglasJones) 202-224-4124
The primary issue with FEPA is that it would create a “unified evidence-building plan” for the entire federal government – in essence, a national database containing data from every federal agency on every citizen.