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Trump’s Labor Department Flouts Evidence-Based Policy
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Trump’s Labor Department Flouts Evidence-Based Policy

Author Melissa Boteach discusses how the Trump administration lied about evidence that a proposed rule allowing employers to pool workers' tips would cost these workers billions of dollars in wages.

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  • Melissa Boteach

News broke last week that the Trump administration is hiding evidence of great importance to the public. No, I’m not talking about the Mueller investigation. The Trump administration lied about evidence that a proposed rule allowing employers to pool workers’ tips would cost these workers billions of dollars in lost wages.

Speaker Ryan claims to be a champion of evidence-based policy, particularly in the realm of policies to cut poverty. In 2015, he sponsored legislation that established a national “Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission.” The Ways and Means Committee that Ryan chaired at the time called it “a key part of House Republicans’ effort to fight poverty.”

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Melissa Boteach

Senior Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program