(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.