BREAKING: Rep. Elijah Cummings Receives the 2019 Sunshine in Government Award

2019 Sunshine in Government Award Given to House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings for His Leadership in Strengthening FOIA and Open Government As our nation celebrates Sunshine Week, News Media for Open Government is pleased to honor House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) as the 2019 recipient of the Sunshine in Government Award for his leadership and commitment in fostering openness in government that better serves our nation’s citizens. The award was announced on March 8th at the Newseum Institute’s Freedom of Information Day Conference in Washington, D.C. The Sunshine in Government Award was created to honor individuals who have [More]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz receives Sunshine in Government Award

  SGI “Sunshine in Government Award” Honors House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz For Leadership to Make FOIA Work Better     In honor of Sunshine Week, the Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI) is pleased to honor House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who is the 2016 recipient of the SGI Sunshine in Government Award (“Sunshine Award”) for his commitment and work to strengthen open government. The award was announced at the Newseum Institute’s Freedom of Information Day Conference in Washington, DC.

SGI honors Miriam Nisbet for contributions to open government

Following are the remarks of Rick Blum presenting the Sunshine in Government Award to Miriam Nisbet at the Newseum Institute on October 31, 2014.   I am Rick Blum with the Sunshine in Government Initiative, and I would like to thank the Newseum Institute and OpenTheGovernment.org – Gene Policinski, Amy Bennett and Patrice McDermott — for today’s program and for allowing me a few moments right now. I promise to be brief. Members of our coalition felt strongly we couldn’t let Miriam retire without pausing to celebrate her contributions to open government, and it is a testament to her career [More]