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SOMERSET, Ky. -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) recently gave a tribute in the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of his long-time caseworker and Social Security expert, Sarah Meece, upon her retirement after nearly 40 years of service to Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District. 

"As Congressman, I have the privilege of assisting the people of southern and eastern Kentucky as they grapple with federal agencies. At the heart of those cases, has stood Sarah Meece, providing expert advice and staunch support for individuals in our region who need help with social security, disability and retirement claims, among many other issues," said Congressman Rogers. "In fact, over the last 36 years, Sarah has worked on approximately 150,000 cases, representing an unmatched record of assistance for more than 4,000 individuals each year. Sarah has gained so much notoriety in her field that staff from other Congressional offices and officials from the Administration contact her for guidance in casework."

Meece began working for Rogers during his campaign for Leiutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1979, while he was the Commonwealth's Attorney for Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties. She helped him win his first bid to represent Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District in 1980 and has worked diligently alongside him for the people of southern and eastern Kentucky. 

"I’m forever grateful to have such a great friend and loyal advisor over these last four decades. Sarah’s life’s work has given countless families hope in their darkest hour and comforted them through lengthy and complex federal issues."

Meece retired from the Somerset District Office on Friday, June 30, 2017. 

To read the entire tribute to Sarah Meece in the Congressional Record, visit