Payne, Rice, Baraka Call for Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and State Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) held a press conference at the LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building in Newark to call for lead testing in schools’ drinking water and to urge Congress to pass Congressman Payne, Jr.’s TEST for Lead Act.
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Payne, Jr. Introduces Bill to Encourage Testing of Drinking Water for Lead in Public Schools

Payne, Jr. introduced the TEST for Lead Act to require states that receive certain federal funds to assist public and charter schools in establishing programs to test for lead in drinking water.
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Payne, Jr. Visits North Star Academy to Discuss Challenges & Opportunities Facing Newark Youth

Rep. Payne, Jr. visited North Star Academy in Newark to talk with fifth-grade boys about growing up as young men in Newark.
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Payne, Jr. Congratulates Winners of 2015 Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Payne, Jr. announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.
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Payne, PPMNJ Address Impact of Defunding Planned Parenthood on NJ Women

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) hosted a press conference to discuss the impact of defunding Planned Parenthood on women’s health in New Jersey.
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Payne, Menendez, Booker Deliver Holiday Gift for NJ Transit Riders: Tax Breaks, Money Back in Their Pockets

Rep. Payne, Jr., Sen. Menendez, and Sen. Booker urged transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.
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Payne, Jr. Introduces Gun Buyback Legislation

Rep. Payne, Jr. introduced the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act, a bill that increases incentives to sell back guns around the country and provides a stimulus to the economy.
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House Passes Payne, Jr.’s Aviation Security Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) legislation to strengthen collaboration between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Aviation Security Advisory Committee.
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Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce $4.4M COPS Grants to Enhance Public Safety in NJ, East Orange, Essex County, Jersey City

Congressman Payne, Jr. and U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker announced $4,357,166 in federal funding to put more police officers on the streets and enhance narcotics and gang enforcement operations.
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Payne, Jr.’s Interoperable Communications Bill Signed into Public Law

Congressman Payne, Jr. issued the following statement after President Obama signed into Public Law the Congressman’s legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Payne, Jr. Announces $1.4 Million Federal Grant to Prepare 27 STEM Teachers for High-Need NJ Schools

May 4, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that New Jersey City University (NJCU) has been awarded a $1,444,698 federal grant to recruit, prepare, and retain 27 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers for high-need school districts in New Jersey.

Payne, Jr. Recognizes Students at Congressional Art Competition Awards Reception

May 3, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held an awards reception Monday afternoon at the Newark Museum to recognize the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Payne, Jr. Statement on Gov. Christie’s Decision to Require Lead Testing in Schools

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement today after Governor Chris Christie announced that he will require New Jersey’s public schools to test for lead in water.

House Passes Payne-McSally Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Disaster Preparedness

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2) to enhance U.S. disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

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