[Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 69 (Thursday, May 16, 2013)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E677]
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                        PRESIDENTIAL RANK AWARDS


                           HON. ANNA G. ESHOO

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 16, 2013

  Ms. ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Julius Knapp and 
Evan Kwerel on receiving Presidential Rank Awards. Every year the 
President confers these prestigious awards to a select group of career 
senior executives with the designation of Distinguished Executive, and 
Meritorious Executive.
   Last month, Julius Knapp, Chief of the Federal Communications 
Commission's (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology and a dedicated 
agency employee for nearly 39 years, received the Distinguished 
Executive Presidential Rank Award. This award recognizes Julius for his 
ongoing work to unleash new technological innovation.
   Evan Kwerel, the FCC's Senior Economic Advisor and a 30-year agency 
employee, received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award. 
As the ``father of FCC spectrum auctions,'' Evan was recognized for his 
keen economic analysis that has made an extraordinary impact on modern 
communications policy.
   Mr. Speaker, I ask the entire House to join me in congratulating 
Julius Knapp and Evan Kwerel on receiving these very special awards and 
for their dedicated years of service to the Federal Communications 
Commission and to the people of our nation whom they have served in an 
exemplary fashion.