| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
WASHINGTON — As brutally cold temperatures continue to blast much of the nation, a propane shortage is driving up heating bills, prompting accusations of price gouging and leading to energy emergencies in more than a dozen states, from Alabama to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:50 AM
The following guest commentary was written by Rep. Dan Benishek, a general surgeon from Iron River who is serving in his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"Disappointing. Frustrating. Avoidable."
Those were the words that opened last...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:18 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:07 AM
At the equator, 17 trillion stacked $1 bills (lying on their edges) would circle the earth about 46 times. Approximately 310,000,000 men, women and children in our country owe $17,000,000,000,000. We no longer expect to pay off our debt in one generation....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:09 AM
The government is shut down, but the federal lights aren't exactly out in Northern Michigan.
Michigan will feel few effects during the government shutdown, while House Republicans and Senate Democrats debate whether there will be a continued resolution...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:04 AM
EMPIRE, Mich. -- After a tiring journey from Los Angeles to Detroit for a wedding, David Zorn and Jennifer Li were looking forward to a few days of camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northern Michigan. Instead, their visit was cut...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Bipartisan support is mounting again in Congress to require the military to appoint independent prosecutors when a sexual assault occurs.
The legislation, introduced earlier this summer by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York,in the Senate and Congressman...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Today, Wednesday, July 31, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations will consider a bill that would cut 80 percent from Great Lakes funding.
An appropriations subcommittee released a draft of the bill on July 22, which covered funding for the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Support in the U.S. House is growing for legislative reform requiring independent military prosecutors to investigate sexual assaults in armed forces.
Northern Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek, a Republican in Michigan's 1st Congressional District,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Veterans Service Organizations will have better access to surplus government property, such as spare vehicles and equipment to help them in their operations, under legislation by Congressman Dan Benishek signed into law Tuesday.
President Barack Obama...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Congressman Dan Benishek is continuing to push his legislation that would require independent military prosecutors to be engaged when a sexual assault is reported in the armed forces.
The Republican second-term representative chairs the House Committee...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
After winning exemptions from environmental laws for more than a decade, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes agreed Friday to a court-enforced deadline to stop dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan.
But the proposed legal...