Press Releases

Nov 21, 2014

Dr. Benishek's Statement on President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

We can agree that our current immigration system is broken, but a move to grant amnesty to certain individuals before others, without securing our borders or seeking the consent of Congress and the American people is not the solution.

Nov 17, 2014

Stabenow, Benishek, Peters Introduce Bill to Stop $100 Million Increase in Electric Bills for Upper Peninsula Families, Small Businesses

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-1), and Congressman Gary Peters (MI-14) today introduced legislation that would require additional oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), allowing the agency to stop a pending $100 million annual electric rate increase for families and businesses in the Upper Peninsula.

Oct 28, 2014

Dr. Benishek Pushes for Long-Term Energy Solution in Michigan’s UP

Dr. Dan Benishek issued a statement following the release of a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Oct 21, 2014

Dr. Benishek: More Must Be Done on Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) issued the following statement on the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Oct 14, 2014

Dr. Benishek Highlights the Impact of Tourism in Northern Michigan

Today Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) participated in a roundtable focused on the “Economic Impact of Travel and Tourism in Northern Michigan.”

Oct 8, 2014

Dr. Benishek Statement on Silver Carp Discovery

Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) issued a statement following the announcement by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources regarding the discovery of silver carp in the lower Kalamazoo River.

Oct 7, 2014

Dr. Benishek: Proposed Increases in Utility Rates in the UP are Unacceptable

Today Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) contacted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Midcontinent Independent System Operator.

Sep 16, 2014

Dr. Benishek Authors Legislation to Research Toxic Exposure for Military Families

Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today announced he has introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act, H.R. 5484, with Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17).