In remarks Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) had inserted into the Congressional Record, he stated that Cutler "played an important and unique role in building bridges to increased communication and cooperation across the research, prevention, treatment, and policymaking communities. . . . Say ‘Jay Cutler’ to literally hundreds of current and former senators, representatives, congressional staff, executive branch officials, consumer advocates, newsmakers, educators, and just plain folks, and you will receive a warm smile of recognition that speaks directly to what made Jay so successful."