Press Releases

Jun 12, 2014

Dr. Benishek Supports Empowering Small Businesses

As a former small business owner, I understand the burden that employers are facing when it comes to the tax system.

Jun 10, 2014

Dr. Benishek: "No More Excuses"

Issues: Veterans

It's great news that we were able to pass this important legislation and meet the immediate need of veterans: access to quality health care.

Jun 9, 2014

Dr. Benishek's Statement on the VA's Audit of Veterans' Access to Care

Issues: Veterans

Today's report shows that Michigan facilities are not immune to the problems plaguing the VA health care system.

Jun 9, 2014

Benishek Bill Demanding Accountability at VA Passes House

Issues: Veterans

I worked in a VA hospital for 20 years as a surgeon, so I know what it's like to deal with the VA's huge bureaucracy and lack of accountability.

Jun 6, 2014

Dr. Benishek Fights for Iron Mountain VA

Issues: Veterans

As a former VA surgeon who worked at this facility for 20 years, I have seen firsthand how Washington bureaucracy gets in the way of taking care of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

May 30, 2014

Dr. Benishek's on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation

Issues: Veterans

Secretary Shinseki's resignation today is a necessary step that I called for previously, but it still does not solve the problems at the VA.

May 29, 2014

Dr. Benishek Celebrates Enactment of Sleeping Bear Dunes Legislation

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a treasure in Northern Michigan and is a vital part of our way of life and economy.

May 27, 2014

Dr. Benishek Praises Streamlining of Key Conservation Programs

This is great news for the future of the Great Lakes region and all of Northern Michigan. Preserving the pristine beauty of the Great Lakes through common-sense principles and ensuring that conservation programs in the area are fully funded are crucial and I am pleased to see that the USDA is carrying out the intent of Congress’s efforts with today’s announcement.

May 21, 2014

Dr. Benishek Comments on President Obama's Acknowledgement of VA Crisis

Issues: Veterans

As a former VA physician and subcommittee chair in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I know the time for excuses and explanations are over.

May 21, 2014

Dr. Benishek Works to End Human Trafficking

Issues: Life

While this issue may not be something we like to talk about at dinner, we need to acknowledge that there are victims of sex trafficking in our communities right here in Michigan.