Benishek talks goals for his final year in Congress

Benishek talks goals for his final year in Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Dan Benishek announced in last September that he would retire from Congress at the end of this year.

Before Benishek does step away from his congressional seat, he still has plenty of things he would like to work on between now and then. Near the top of Benishek’s list is maintaining several Federal Forests.

“We have three Federal Forests in Northern Michigan. I want to make sure that people have access to these forests and that we use the forests’ resources in a responsible manner to help and support our timber industry and our recreation industry,” said Benishek. “They’re not letting people use the forests adequately and we’re going to continue to fight on that.”

The congressman is also concerned about the future of our planet.

“We’re putting a lot of constraints on our industry to make sure that the planet stays clean while our competitors, China and India in particular, are polluting the planet like crazy, out competing us and taking jobs from Americans,” he said. “We need to be smarter with the policies and relationships with those countries,” Benishek added.

Congressman Benishek has been a representative since 2010.