Press Releases

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.

Jun 25, 2015

Payne Co-Sponsors Resolution Urging States to Remove Confederate Flag

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in co-sponsoring a resolution to honor the nine shooting victims at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jun 25, 2015

Following Payne Letter, DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status Registration Period for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone

Issues: Local Issues

Following Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting the extension of the deadline for African immigrants from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), DHS extended the TPS registration period from May 20, 2015 to August 18, 2015.

Jun 25, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on King v. Burwell Decision

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its 6-to-3 decision in King v. Burwell.

Jun 25, 2015

Payne, Jr. Introduces Bill to Strengthen Education for Low-Income Children

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) re-introduced legislation to improve outcomes for children in distressed communities by combining high-quality education with community and family-based supports to establish a continuum of services for youth from birth through college, to career.

Jun 23, 2015

Payne’s Emergency Communications Bill Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of an amended version of his legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk.

Jun 22, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Superintendent Anderson Departure

Today Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, will step down by July 8.

Jun 19, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority Vote

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed “fast track” trade promotion authority (also known as TPA).

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