Press Releases

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.

Oct 19, 2016

Payne, Jr. Leads Letter Urging Department of Homeland Security to Consider Ending Use of Private Prisons

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting the department consider ending its use of private prisons if those facilities are found to be less safe and effective than government-run facilities.

Oct 5, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce $4.7M to Expand Community Policing in Orange, East Orange and Essex County

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10) and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $4,658,050 in federal funding to hire 32 new police officers in Essex County, Orange and East Orange.

Sep 29, 2016

Payne, Jr. Introduces Legislation to Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings to Underserved Communities

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Co-Chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, announced the introduction of legislation aimed at extending colorectal cancer screenings to underserved populations.

Sep 28, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Vote to Override Veto of 9/11 Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to override the veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

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