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

Having passed both houses of Congress, Congressman Payne, Jr.'s DHS Interoperable Communications Act now heads to the President to be signed into law.
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Congressman Payne, Jr. Hosts #TechTalk Google Hangout on Tech Sector Diversity

On Monday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Congressman Payne, Jr. and two of the brightest tech figures held a Google Hangout about efforts to increase African American inclusion and representation in the tech sector.
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Rep. Payne, Jr. Launches “Jersey Jobs” Tour

Congressman Payne, Jr. launched his 10th District “Jersey Jobs” tour in Jersey City, where he discussed ways to spur job creation, increase access to capital for small businesses, and foster local economic growth.
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House Homeland Security Committee Passes Payne’s Emergency Communications Legislation

Legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to improve interoperable communications for first responders has passed the House Committee on Homeland Security.
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Payne Statement on Two-Month Highway Trust Fund Extension

Congressman Payne, Jr. released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, Two-Month Highway Trust Fund Extension. Federal surface transportation programs were set to expire on May 31, 2015. The bill extends these programs for two months, through July 31, 2015.
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Payne Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner for New Jersey’s 10th District

Congressman Payne, Jr. announced Alexandra Pozo of Newark’s Arts High School as the 2015 Congressional Art Competition winner from New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.
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House Passes Payne Amendment to Protect Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, which included an amendment by Congressman Payne, Jr. to protect critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.
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Payne Cosponsors Legislation to End Racial Profiling

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) cosponsored H.R.1933, the End Racial Profiling Act of 2015, legislation to end racial profiling and other discriminatory policing tactics by law enforcement.
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Payne Introduces Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced the Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015, legislation to strengthen the safety standards for DOT-111 tank cars that transport flammable liquids.
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Payne Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Remove Cost Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Congressman Payne, Jr. introduced The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, bipartisan legislation that would remove cost barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries.
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Payne, Jr. Applauds New Overtime Pay Protections

Jun 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

Payne, Jr. Applauds Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

Jun 26, 2015 Press Release

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.

Payne Co-Sponsors Resolution Urging States to Remove Confederate Flag

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

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.

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

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

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.

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