In August, CALL leadership visited the offices of Representative Mike Quigley to award him Legislator of the Year on the basis of his “outstanding leadership and commitment to open access to government information.” Rep. Quigley has represented the 5th Congressional District of Illinois since August, 2009 and is well known for his commitment to open government.
Rep. Quigley is co-chair of the House Transparency Caucus, the stated goal of which is to make government information more freely available and to make it easier for citizens to participate in the lawmaking process. He introduced the Equal Access to CRS Reports bill and has helped develop EveryCRSReport.com. He is also a co-sponsor of the Email Privacy Act. Further, as a member of the House Appropriations on Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, Rep. Quigley has taken on the onerous task of pressing the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to improve access to court documents through PACER.