(Extensions of Remarks - September 26, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1270]
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                          HON. STENY H. HOYER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                      Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to offer my thanks to Kevin Chambers 
for over thirty-five years of dedicated service to the United States 
House of Representatives. Kevin will be retiring this Friday, September 
29. He is a constituent in Maryland's Fifth Congressional District, 
living in Calvert County, and I am proud to represent him and his 
family in Congress.
  Kevin has been the very definition of exceptional customer service 
that all Chief Administrative Office (CAO) employees strive to provide 
to the House community. His thorough leadership and oversight in 
assisting Members with setting up their offices and with relocations 
during numerous Congressional transitions has provided a template for 
success for many years to come. Kevin's extensive knowledge of House 
furniture and its history and his mastery of building and sustaining 
relationships with Members and staff has resulted in cohesiveness and 
joint partnerships throughout the House campus. He has also maintained 
strong relationships over the years with colleagues from the CAO and 
Architect of the Capitol offices. For all who have had the pleasure of 
working with him, Kevin has been an invaluable asset and will be 
greatly missed.
  Kevin began his career with the House CAO on December 12, 1980 as a 
Laborer. In March 1987 he advanced to Assistant Warehouse Manager and 
became Warehouse Manager in 1990. In that capacity, he served as a 
point of contact between CAO staff and Members of Congress regarding 
service orders for office furnishings. In 2001, the CAO called upon 
Kevin to offer his expertise to the newly developed First Call customer 
service center as a Senior Customer Solutions Consultant. There, he 
provided guidance, advice, and assistance to House offices regarding 
the selection and purchase of office furniture, equipment, and 
supplies. Later, Kevin became a Senior Team Lead with the Modular-
Transition office. In 2016, Kevin moved to the Manager role and led the 
team on House-wide projects, including the Cannon House Office Building 
Renewal Relocations effort. Over many years, Kevin has provided 
guidance to management as a subject-matter expert on House operations, 
and he has been an integral part of the CAO.
  Among his many accomplishments over the years, Kevin supervised the 
CAO's Transition Office staff over the past eight Congressional 
transitions. He was always the first to arrive and last to leave. He 
provided the transitional move coordinators with the knowledge and 
support necessary to assist incoming freshman Members and participating 
returning Members effectively and efficiently. Not only has Kevin been 
thoroughly involved with Congressional Transitions, his extensive CAO 
and House knowledge put him in a position to become the Clerk's 
Office's main point of contact for all Congressional special elections.
  Furthermore, Kevin has dedicated his career to making the CAO and the 
House of Representatives a better place to work and a place that runs 
as smoothly and efficiently as possible. He has passed along his many 
years of project management and customer service experience to staff 
and coworkers so they can continue the extremely high standards of 
quality service expected by the CAO. On behalf of the entire House, I 
extend congratulations to Kevin for his many years of dedication and 
outstanding contributions. I hope my colleagues will join me in wishing 
him and his wife Cynthia many happy years together in retirement.