[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 19 (Monday, January 30, 2023)]
[Pages H506-H507]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. VARGAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. VARGAS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Hilda Beatrice 
  Hilda was born in National City, California, in 1949. She was a 
pioneer and a trailblazing woman in the 1970s when the Mexican-American 
community was still relying on demonstration politics.
  Hilda worked for Housing and Urban Development, and she managed the 
senior citizen building Horton House in San Diego. She was heavily 
involved with countless nonprofit organizations where she fought for 
the poor, working-class, and elderly rights in the county.
  In 1976, Hilda was the first major contributor to La Gloria Infantil 
Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, and spent her entire life providing 
services to the orphanage.

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  She was a heroic woman who stood up for education and human rights. 
She helped her community with the entirety of her heart and soul. With 
her strong and genuine spirit, she stood up for the disenfranchised, 
the abandoned, and the injured wherever she was.
  Hilda was loved by many and influenced so many of us. Her 
accomplishments and contributions to the community were profound, and 
she will be sorely missed.