Press Releases

May 15, 2017

Payne, Thompson, Watson Coleman Inquire on Newark CBP Hazing & Sexual Assault Allegations

Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), sent a letter to the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding media reports revealing allegations of longtime sexual assault and crude hazing by CBP Officers at Newark Liberty International Airport.

May 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Visits Century-Old Portal Bridge, Highlights Need for Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment

Today, as part of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Amtrak representatives for a Portal Bridge site tour and a briefing about the condition of the bridge and the larger Gateway Program for rail infrastructure improvements along the Northeast Corridor.

May 11, 2017

Payne, Jr. Decries Christie’s Plan to Raid Horizon Reserves

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today criticizing Governor Chris Christie’s plan to raid the reserves of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer:

May 10, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey:

May 4, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Trumpcare Vote

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today after voting against H.R. 1628 – Trumpcare.

May 3, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY2017 omnibus spending bill.

May 3, 2017

Payne, Jr. Amendment Passes in Committee; Headed for Full House Vote

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security unanimously passed Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) amendment to H.R. 2188, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act.

May 2, 2017

Payne, Cicilline, Members of Congress Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today joined Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), along with more than 190 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, to introduce the Equality Act of 2017, which extends the protections of federal civil rights laws to LGBT Americans.

Apr 28, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Passage of Short-Term Funding Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill, or continuing resolution, to keep the federal government open through May 5.

Apr 25, 2017

House Passes Payne, Jr.’s Homeland Security for Children Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Homeland Security for Children Act (H.R. 1372), legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to incorporate children’s needs into disaster preparedness planning.

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