Press Releases

Aug 27, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on the Passing of Amelia Boynton Robinson

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on the passing of 104-year-old civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson.

Aug 26, 2015

Payne, Jr., South Orange Leaders Announce $1 Million Grant for River Greenway Project

Issues: Local Issues

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and South Orange leaders announced that the Village has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant under the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program for its ongoing River Greenway Project, a comprehensive plan to connect the northern and southern borders of the Village with a single trail.

Aug 26, 2015

Payne, Jr. and Van Hollen Lead 82 Dems in Urging Data Transparency to Increase Small Business Lending

Today, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Chris Van Hollen (MD-8) led a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray urging him to expedite Regulation B rulemaking around small business lending data, in accordance with Dodd-Frank reform, to facilitate the enforcement of fair lending laws and improve access to capital for small businesses. They were joined on the letter by 82 of their colleagues.

Aug 24, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Export Development Award to New Jersey

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $498,000 to the New Jersey Business Action Center through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program. The purpose of the STEP Program is to increase the number of U.S. small businesses that are exporting and increase the dollar value of small business exports.

Aug 21, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Workforce Development Grant for Jersey City

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative) funding in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Aug 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Grant to Provide Health Services for Underserved Newark Residents

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the City of Newark will receive a $358,333 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.

Aug 14, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on 80th Anniversary of Social Security

Issues: Seniors

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement marking 80 years since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

Aug 13, 2015

Payne, Jr. Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Newark to Mark National Health Center Week

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) delivered opening remarks at Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.’s (NCHC) ribbon cutting ceremony to mark 2015 National Health Center Week, which recognizes the important role local health centers play in providing care to underserved communities.

Aug 6, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

Jul 30, 2015

Payne, Booker, Menendez, Pascrell, LoBiondo, Watson-Coleman, and Norcross Urge DoD to Consider Alternatives to Fund New Jersey Veterans Suicide Prevention Program

Issues: Veterans

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined U.S. Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Robert Menendez (NJ) and Reps. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Bonnie Watson-Coleman (NJ-12), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01) in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter questioning the U.S. Department of Defense’s decision to terminate funding for the successful Vets4Warriors call center without considering any other alternative funding mechanisms to preserve the life-saving program.