February 7, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 26 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
HONORING MS. LORENA L. LACAR FOR HER COMMITMENT TO THE VETERAN COMMUNITY; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 26
(Extensions of Remarks - February 07, 2020)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E150-E151] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING MS. LORENA L. LACAR FOR HER COMMITMENT TO THE VETERAN COMMUNITY ______ HON. JUAN VARGAS of california in the house of representatives Friday, February 7, 2020 Mr. VARGAS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Lorena L. Lacar's professionalism and dedication to the Veteran community. Lorena L. Lacar entered employment as an extra-help employee with the County of Imperial on April 7, 1993. She then transferred to the Imperial County Veterans Service Office on January 27, 1995, where she served for over 20 years. During Ms. Lacar's tenure, she helped over 20,000 veterans, dependents and widows claim their benefits which amounted to over $13,449,000 in retroactive payments, $1,678,032 in monthly award payments and over $112,447 in lump sum payments, thus allowing veterans to enjoy an increased quality of life owed to them for their service. Ms. Lacar's exemplary professionalism and diligence has earned her the love and respect of the Imperial Valley's veteran community. She has developed a vast array of resources and professional relationships to help enhance the quality of life for veterans. She has also devoted herself to assist veterans in need of shelter, subsistence, and has generously volunteered her time after hours to assist veterans in need of crisis counseling or dependents in need of emergency services. [[Page E151]] Although Ms. Lacar is not a veteran herself, she has dedicated her career to assisting veterans in her community. Ms. Lacar has portrayed the highest degree of compassion and care for veterans and their families. She ensured that the Imperial County Veterans Office was able to maintain uninterrupted service for veterans. It is with great appreciation that I recognize Ms. Lorena L. Lacar. ____________________