Press Releases

Apr 29, 2014

Dr. Benishek Denies Senior VA Officials Bonuses

Issues: Veterans

Bonuses are paid for a job well done, but at the VA, the job is not getting done and it is harming our vets.

Apr 25, 2014

Dr. Benishek’s Statement on the Allegations of Delays in Care at the Phoenix VAMC

Issues: Veterans

These reports are sickening and merely the latest in a long string of allegations of bureaucratic incompetence at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Apr 17, 2014

Dr. Benishek Celebrates National Park Week

We have four beautiful national parks in our district, which is why folks throughout the country have made the area a vacation destination.

Apr 17, 2014

Dr. Benishek Statement on Marquette County “State of Emergency” Declaration

Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) released the following statement on the “state of emergency” declaration by Governor Snyder in Marquette County, Michigan.

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.