December 9, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 176 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
HONORING BARRY McNUTT
(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E2529] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING BARRY McNUTT ______ HON. W.J. ``BILLY'' TAUZIN of louisiana in the house of representatives Monday, December 8, 2003 Mr. TAUZIN. Mr. Speaker, we are on the verge of an historic moment in the 108th Congress as we move to pass a significant revision of our Nation's energy policy. But indeed, this is also a sad time for us and for everyone in the energy community. I have learned and announce with regret, the passing of Mr. Barry McNutt, a distinguished energy policy analyst and outstanding public servant who served at the United States Department of Energy since its inception. Many of us who have been close to energy policy issues over the years will recognize Barry's mark on this energy legislation because he was a strong advocate for increasing domestic energy supplies and improving energy efficiency. While we may have disagreed with Barry's analysis at times, we always respected it because we knew it was coming from a man with great intellectual gifts and unblemished integrity. Barry McNutt was only interested in good policy not politics, but he recognized that good policy happens through the legislative process. He worked tirelessly to formulate policy options that informed and enlightened the process. He always knew his role as a Federal employee and he understood the important part he played in forming policy. Barry often told his colleagues that the most important thing is to produce solid analysis that will stand the test of time and he did that with talent and great care. Barry was 57 years old when he died on Sunday, November 16 at his home in Arlington, Virginia, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind a beloved wife Andrea and a brother, and many colleagues who will miss him, but he also leaves behind a legacy of outstanding public service that should inspire us all throughout our years of service to this country. ____________________