Press Releases

May 20, 2014

Dr. Benishek: “It’s Time for New Leadership at the VA”

Issues: Veterans

I respect Secretary Shinseki for his history of service to our nation over many years, but also believe the ongoing reports of veterans being denied the care they have earned are unacceptable and it is evident that new leadership is needed at the VA.

May 19, 2014

Dr. Benishek Works to Protect ROTC Programs

A few weeks ago, another proud group of students graduated from Northern Michigan University’s ROTC program, standing ready to serve our nation.

May 19, 2014

Dr. Benishek's Office Now Accepting 2014 Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Issues: Life

Northern Michigan has many eager young men and women who would do an outstanding job at one of our nation’s service academies.

May 16, 2014

Dr. Benishek Supports Improvement of Mental Health Care System

Issues: Veterans

Today, Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) recognized Mental Health Month and the need to improve the mental health care system in the United States.

May 14, 2014

Alpena Student Wins 2014 Congressional Art Competition

Issues: Life

Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today announced that Anneliese Mathia, a student at Alpena High School, has won the 2014 Congressional Art Competition in the First District.

May 9, 2014

Dr. Benishek Encourages Growth of Charter Schools in Northern Michigan

Education is incredibly important in Northern Michigan and across the country. This legislation allows states to have more power in developing and expanding charter schools.

May 8, 2014

Dr. Benishek: “We Must Demand the Truth from the VA”

Issues: Veterans

The VA has not cooperated with us during the course of our investigations, providing vague responses to questions and absolutely zero assurance that real changes within the system will be made.

May 6, 2014

Dr. Benishek Announces Sign-Up Begins Today for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program

Specialty crops in Northern Michigan were devastated by the poor weather in 2012 and this program will aid these farmers and ranchers in their recovery.

May 6, 2014

Dr. Benishek Applauds Educators on National Teacher Day

Issues: Life

Today, Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) recognized National Teacher Day and the impact that educators have on the community and future generations.

May 2, 2014

Dr. Benishek Praises Creation of Special Committee on Benghazi

I will continue to pursue the truth behind the Benghazi attack and demand that anyone who failed to do their job be held accountable.