Press Releases

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.

May 20, 2014

Dr. Benisheks Supports Jobs and Great Lakes

This legislation is extremely important to Northern Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region.

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

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.

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