[Extensions of Remarks]
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                           PROTECTION AGENCY


                           HON. JAMIE RASKIN

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  Mr. RASKIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a fine constituent and 
public servant, James Lieberman. After thirty years, Mr. Lieberman will 
be retiring from a prolific and significant career at the U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection Agency.
   Between 1985 and 2005, Mr. Lieberman's career blossomed as a U.S. 
Customs Service Contract Specialist. During this period, he served as a 
Procuring and Administrative Contracting Officer on many of the 
highest-visibility, highest-priority and highest-impact acquisitions 
within the agency. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Lieberman was asked to serve 
as Chief of the Business Management Branch of the U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection Agency supervising contracting professionals who 
provided acquisition services to support the Offices of the 
Commissioner, Chief Counsel, International Trade, Internal Affairs, 
Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs, Finance, Training and 
Development, and Human Resources. Between 2007 and 2012 James served as 
the Director of the Border Patrol Contracting Division. His division 
was responsible for acquiring all supplies, equipment and services for 
Office of Border Patrol. After an exemplary demonstration of skill, Mr. 
Lieberman was asked to serve as the Director of the Border Enforcement 
Contracting Division from 2012 to 2017. His career crescendoed during 
his time as the Acting Executive Director, Procurement Directorate, 
from 2016 to 2017. His department is comprised of seven divisions 
authorized for 166 full-time employees.
   We appreciate Mr. Lieberman's profound commitment to public service 
and honor his long and successful career.