Press Releases

Jul 23, 2015

Payne, Jr. Votes Against Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) voted against the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R.1599), legislation that denies consumers the right to know if their food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by blocking states from requiring GMO labeling.

Jul 23, 2015

Transportation Security Subcommittee Passes Payne Bill to Bolster TSA, Aviation Stakeholder Collaboration

Legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to strengthen partnerships between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and key stakeholders has passed the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

Jul 16, 2015

Payne, Jr. Reacts to Save the Children Report Showing Children Still at Risk in Disasters

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded Save the Children for conducting a status report on the recommendations issued by the National Commission on Children in Disasters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to assess gaps in protecting children from disasters.

Jul 15, 2015

Congressman Payne, Jr. Honored For Support of National Parks

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).

Jul 13, 2015

Payne, Jr., Colleagues Urge Obama to Expand Social Security

Issues: Seniors

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and seventy-one of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House and Senate sent a letter urging President Obama to discuss and promote the expansion of Social Security benefits at the decennial White House Conference on Aging, taking place on July 13, 2015.

Jul 8, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Appointment of Christopher Cerf as Newark Superintendent

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the New Jersey State Board of Education approved Christopher Cerf as the superintendent of Newark Public Schools.

Jul 6, 2015

Payne, Jr.’s Interoperable Communications Bill Signed into Public Law

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, issued the following statement after President Obama today signed into Public Law the Congressman’s legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Jul 2, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Tennessee Train Derailment

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after a freight train carrying toxic gas derailed in Tennessee, causing the evacuation of thousands.

Jun 30, 2015

Payne, Jr. Applauds New Overtime Pay Protections

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule extending overtime pay protections to nearly 5 million workers.

Jun 26, 2015

Payne, Jr. Applauds Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling in favor of marriage equality.

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