Press Releases

Jun 3, 2013

Statement on the Passing of Senator Lautenberg

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement following the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Jun 3, 2013

Payne Tours Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. toured the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) with CFBNJ President & CEO Kathleen DiChiara, New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak, and Hillside Councilwoman Angela Garretson and stressed the need to stop cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

May 28, 2013

Payne Greets President at Jersey Shore

Issues: Local Issues

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) traveled to Asbury Park, New Jersey to greet President Barack Obama and survey the recovery of the Jersey Shore – an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Statement

Issues: Veterans

This Memorial Day, we remember the brave members of our Armed Forces and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the rights and freedoms all Americans hold dear.

May 23, 2013

Payne Introduces Promise Neighborhoods Act

Issues: Education

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced The Promise Neighborhoods Act, which will make permanent the federal funding of Promise Neighborhoods, a program that provides competitive grants to support neighborhood-based, cradle-to-career educational and social support programs for children in distressed neighborhoods.

May 16, 2013

Payne Statement on House GOP’s 37th Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

For the 37th time, House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act today, wasting more than 52.4 million taxpayer dollars in an effort to eliminate access to affordable, quality health care for every American.

May 15, 2013

Committee on Homeland Security Accepts Payne Amendment to “Border Security Results Act of 2013”

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Committee on Homeland Security overwhelmingly accepted Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s Amendment to H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013, companion legislation to S. 683 in the Senate.

May 10, 2013

Payne Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Gun Background Check Legislation

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to help prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

May 9, 2013

Payne Pushes for More Homeland Security Funding in Wake of Boston Bombings

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement after questioning witnesses at the House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, “The Boston Bombings: A First Look," where he pushed for further funding of the Homeland Security Grant Programs in the wake of the Boston Bombings.

May 9, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican “Pay China First” Act

In a completely reckless and political move, Republicans put China first before our troops, disabled veterans, Medicare patients, and small businesses today. The “Pay China First” Act is yet another irresponsible GOP-manufactured economic crisis that risks the full faith and credit of our country by paying foreign bond holders including China, Iran, and the Cayman Islands before guaranteeing FDIC savings and debt obligations to Social Security, Medicare, and Veterans trust funds.

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