IN RECOGNITION OF THE DISTINGUISHED CAREER OF MR. ARTHUR LIBERTUCCI
(Extensions of Remarks - December 20, 2004)

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  IN RECOGNITION OF THE DISTINGUISHED CAREER OF MR. ARTHUR LIBERTUCCI

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                           HON. MIKE THOMPSON

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, December 20, 2004

  Mr. THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 
career of Arthur Libertucci. On January 3, 2005 Mr. Libertucci will 
retire from his post as Administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax 
and Trade Bureau, capping a long and distinguished career of public 
service.
  Mr. Libertucci's service has spanned four decades. He joined the 
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in 1972 as an inspector in New 
York City. Over the years he has served in a number of positions at ATF 
headquarters and in field offices throughout the country.
  Mr. Speaker, after working his way through the ranks of the ATF, Mr. 
Libertucci became a federal executive in 1989. He has held many 
executive positions in the ATF from Associate Director for Compliance 
Operations to Assistant Director for the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco.
  Following the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security 
and the reorganization of the ATF, Mr. Libertucci was charged with 
establishing a new bureau to regulate the alcohol and tobacco 
industries. Mr. Libertucci's experience and commitment to public 
service made him the clear choice to lead the new Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau.
  Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege of representing some of America's 
premier wine regions and consequently, I have had the pleasure of 
working very closely with Mr. Libertucci over the years. He is a 
consummate professional who has gone to great lengths to ensure that 
the TTB is a partner of the American wine industry and not just a 
regulator. Under Mr. Libertucci's leadership, the TTB has played a 
significant role in fostering the growth and economic vitality of the 
domestic wine industry.
  Mr. Speaker, it is appropriate that we recognize Mr. Libertucci for 
his service to our country and his commitment to public service. His 
efforts in the organization of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau will have a lasting impact on the United States Government. I 
thank Mr. Libertucci for his service and I wish him well in his new 
endeavors.

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