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Sec. David LaCerte, Dept. of Veterans Affairs (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, Speech, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-07-07

Duration: 00:29:19

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | LaCerte, David | Louisiana. Department of Veterans Affairs | United States. Department of Veterans Affairs


  • LaCerte, David Speaker


A speech by David LaCerte before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 7, 2014. LaCerte is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He discusses: the relationship between the state and federal VA systems; the services offered by VA offices throughout the state; the economic impact of those offices; the state’s responsibility for the long-term care of veterans; veterans’ cemeteries; the challenges facing the federal VA health care system; and his advice for the new U.S Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. McDonald.