Press Releases

Jun 29, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell, Sires, Norcross, Watson Coleman Announce Over $400M in Final Round of NJT, PATH Sandy Relief Grants

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.), and U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.-06), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), Albio Sires (N.J.-08), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10), Donald Norcoss (N.J.-01) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.-12), today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a combined $402,592,829 in federal grants to repair damage sustained by New Jersey Transit (NJT) and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail systems during Superstorm Sandy.

Jun 29, 2016

Rep. Payne, Jr. to Hold Sit-In to Reduce Gun Violence

Issues: Local Issues

Following the historic 26-hour sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) will hold a symbolic sit-in with constituents to discuss gun violence and call on House Republicans to hold a vote on legislation to address the epidemic.

Jun 23, 2016

Payne, Jr. Remarks at ‘No Bill, No Break’ Sit-In

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) spoke on the House floor as House Democrats staged a sit-in to demand Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence.

Jun 21, 2016

Payne, Jr. Hosts Homeland Security Field Hearing in Jersey City

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Belgium that claimed 20 lives, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today hosted a field hearing titled “Protecting our Passengers: Perspectives on Securing Surface Transportation in New Jersey and New York.”

Jun 20, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Rally for Common Sense Gun Violence Solutions

As the nation continues to grieve in the wake of last week’s deadly terror attack in Orlando, today Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) rallied in Downtown Newark with U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ) and Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) along with anti-gun violence advocates, members of law enforcement, LGBT activists, and community leaders in support of common sense solutions that reduce gun violence.

Jun 16, 2016

Rep. Payne, Jr. to Host Homeland Security Field Hearing in Jersey City

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM EST, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, will host a field hearing titled “Protecting our Passengers: Perspectives on Securing Surface Transportation in New Jersey and New York.”

Jun 16, 2016

House Subcommittee Passes Payne, Jr. Legislation to Equip First Responders

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications passed legislation introduced by Ranking Member Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to equip first responders with the tools needed to do their jobs better and safer.

Jun 16, 2016

Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2016.

Jun 15, 2016

Payne, Booker, Menendez, Pallone, Sires, and Norcross Urge Department of Homeland Security to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Ecuadorian Nationals Residing in U.S.

In the wake of Ecuador's deadly earthquake in April that tragically claimed more than 650 lives, today U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ), and U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Albio Sires (NJ-08), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01) called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ecuadorian nationals currently residing in the United States.

Jun 15, 2016

Payne, Jr. Introduces Bipartisan National Men’s Health Week Resolution

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, today introduced a resolution in support of National Men’s Health Week.

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