Press Releases

Dec 2, 2016

Payne, Jr. Bill Included in 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) State and High-Risk Urban Area Working Group Act (H.R. 4509) was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that won House passage today.

Nov 30, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act.

Nov 28, 2016

Reps. Payne, Dent Lead Letter Urging House Leadership to Consider Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act

Issues: Health Care

90 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Charlie Dent (PA-15), today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, asking them to bring H.R. 1220, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, to the House floor for a vote before the end of the 114th Congress.

Nov 28, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Ohio State Attack

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on the attack at Ohio State University.

Nov 28, 2016

Payne, Jr. Applauds EPA for Increasing Renewable Fuel Requirements

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increased the amount of renewable fuel that must be added to the nation’s gasoline supply.

Nov 16, 2016

169 U.S. Reps Ask President-Elect Trump to Reverse Bannon Appointment

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. was among 169 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who today sent a letter requesting President-elect Donald Trump rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist.

Nov 15, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins Colleagues to Request President-Elect Withdraw Bannon Appointment

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. co-signed a letter being circulated by Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) that requests President-elect Donald Trump rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist.

Nov 4, 2016

Payne, Jr. Launches First Responders Working Group

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) launched the 10th Congressional District’s First Responders Working Group with a meeting of emergency response partners on lessons learned from the recent bombings in New Jersey and New York and the importance of strengthening coordination between first responders and law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels.

Nov 1, 2016

Payne Joins Booker, Menendez, Members of NJ Delegation in Effort to Expand SNAP Benefits Online for New Jerseyans

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Payne, Jr. joined a New Jersey delegation letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack advocating for New Jersey to be selected to participate in a pilot program enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online.

Nov 1, 2016

Payne, Pallone Urge Greater Focus on Environmental Justice in Newark, Other Port Communities

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer for Clean Water Action and a member of the Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP), for an environmental justice tour of the Port of New York and New Jersey and surrounding neighborhoods, including the Ironbound and South Ward.

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