Press Releases

Apr 14, 2014

Dr. Benishek Announces Health Care Listening Tour

Dr. Benishek will visit more than 9 hospitals and health care centers, as well as visit with seniors, veterans, business owners and their employees, and families throughout Northern Michigan to discuss his ideas for patient-centered health care reform and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the region.

Apr 10, 2014

Dr. Benishek Supports Maple Syrup Industry Growth

One hundred percent pure Michigan maple syrup is not only one of the best things for your breakfast table; the sugary treat means jobs for our state.

Apr 10, 2014

Dr. Benishek Supports Budget Plan to Reduce Spending in Washington

After practicing medicine for over 30 years in Northern Michigan, I came to Washington because I was sick of watching out of control federal spending that is hurting the futures of our children and grandchildren.

Apr 9, 2014

Dr. Benishek Presses VA Official for Answers and Better Care for Veterans

Issues: Veterans

“As a doctor who worked at a VA for 20 years, I find the delaying of treatment to our veterans due to an out of control bureaucracy inexcusable."

Apr 8, 2014

Dr. Benishek: “We Must Protect Endangered Species, While Protecting Our Economy”

Today Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) participated in a hearing in the House Committee on Natural Resources to examine legislation created based on the findings of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Congressional Working Group.

Apr 4, 2014

Dr. Benishek: “Energy Assistance is a Vital Lifeline in Northern Michigan”

We must find a fiscally-responsible level of funding for LIHEAP that will also meet families' energy needs.

Apr 3, 2014

Dr. Benishek Fights for Jobs in Northern Michigan

As a doctor who has treated patients for over 30 years and a small business owner, I understand the challenges the new health care law has created for employees and employers of small businesses across the country.

Apr 2, 2014

Dr. Benishek Supports Effort to Protect Great Lakes Jobs

As a lifelong resident of Northern Michigan, I know how critical the USCG is to this region’s economy and the role they play in protecting all that travel on the Great Lakes.

Apr 1, 2014

Dr. Benishek: VA Needs to Expand Veterans Care Center in Traverse City

Issues: Veterans

Having worked in a VA hospital for over 20 years, I cannot stress enough the importance of providing great facilities for our heroes.

Mar 19, 2014

Benishek Presses Washington Regulators on New Rules that Will Increase Home Heating Costs

“Families in Northern Michigan are tired of seeing their utility bills go up because of Washington regulations."