Press Releases

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.

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.

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