Press Releases

May 24, 2016

Ranking Member Payne, Jr. Hearing Statement on Emergency Preparedness and Cyber Threats

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, led a joint hearing by the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security.

May 24, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins Newly Formed Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced today that he has joined the newly formed Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, which is dedicated to protecting our democracy by ensuring that the fundamental right to vote is safeguarded for all Americans.

May 23, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Announce Steps to Address Growing Security Checkpoint Delays at Newark Airport

With lines growing ever-longer at the nation’s commercial airports, today U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08) were joined by U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials in announcing new steps to help address growing security line delays at Newark Liberty International Airport just days ahead of the beginning of the busy summer travel season.

May 20, 2016

Payne, Jr. Calls for National Paid Sick Leave Policy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today participated in a press conference, held by the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, to celebrate paid sick days successes in New Jersey and to urge Congress to enact national paid sick leave legislation.

May 19, 2016

Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 85 other Members of Congress issued the following joint statement regarding the Verizon strike and ongoing labor negotiations.

May 17, 2016

Payne, Jr. and New Jersey Delegation Call on TSA to Address Long Wait Times at Newark Airport

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, led eleven of his colleagues in the New Jersey Congressional Delegation in expressing concern regarding the effects of long wait times and delays at Newark Liberty International Airport on passenger travels plans and commerce.

May 16, 2016

Payne, Jr. and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prevent Terrorist Travel

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today signed on as an original cosponsor of the Expanding DHS Overseas Passenger Security Screening and Vetting Operations Act.

May 16, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins More than 100 Members of Congress in Expressing Concerns with House Child Nutrition Bill

Congressman Payne, Jr. joined a group of 111 Members of Congress in calling on House leaders to strengthen nutrition programs in the child nutrition reauthorization—the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016—rather than enact misguided changes that would hurt children’s access to nutritious meals, as the legislation currently does.

May 12, 2016

Payne, Jr. Applauds Congressional Approval of TSA Request for Screeners

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, released the following statement after Congress approved the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) request to shift $34 million in its FY 2016 budget to hire additional Transportation Security Officers and pay overtime in order to help alleviate long lines and wait times at airports.

May 11, 2016

Reps. Payne, Jr., Rice, and Keating Call for $34 Million to Alleviate Long Lines at Airport Checkpoints

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, and Ranking Member Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-4) and fellow Subcommittee member Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today called on House appropriators to allow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to spend $34 million from its FY 2016 budget to hire additional Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) and pay overtime in order to help alleviate long lines and wait times at airports.

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