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]
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    HONORING MS. LORENA L. LACAR FOR HER COMMITMENT TO THE VETERAN 
                               COMMUNITY

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                            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.

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   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.

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