MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek stopped in today on The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to give listeners an update on activities in Washington, D.C. and back here in the 1st Congressional District.
Benishek, who is currently touring the district before getting back to work in Washington, D.C. for his second term, talked about a few key items of business.
The main point up for discussion first was the debacle over County Road 595 and how the Environmental Protection Agency basically killed the project in the last week through a myriad of regulations.
Congressman Benishek said he wants to know why the project stalled and what made the EPA make the process so difficult for the local and state groups to create the road.
The Iron River Republican also talked about his vote in support of the 11-th hour plan reached in Washington to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff. He also explained why he chose to vote the way he did.
Benishek also candidly reacted to the announced challenges against him from within the Republican party being threatened by grassroots groups who say his “yes” vote was a betrayal of party principles.