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.
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]