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Oct 1, 2015

Payne, Lance Lead Group of 94 House Members in Urging CMS to Protect Access to Live-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screenings

A bipartisan group of 94 House members, led by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7), sent a letter to the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Andrew Slavitt, expressing concerns about proposed cuts in Medicare payments for colorectal cancer screenings and colonoscopies.

Sep 29, 2015

Payne Floor Remarks in Opposition to Defund Planned Parenthood Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which defunds Planned Parenthood for one year.

Sep 11, 2015

Payne Backs Effort to Permanently Extend Health and Compensation Programs for Ailing 9/11 Heroes

Today, on the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced his support for the bipartisan James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1786).

Sep 3, 2015

Payne, Pascrell, Sires Decry Lack of Necessary Federal Resources For ACA Enrollment in Northern New Jersey

Today, Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) was joined by Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Albio Sires (NJ-08) in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to shift federal resources to help residents in northern New Jersey enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sep 3, 2015

Payne, Jr. Discusses Importance of Health Equity at Newark Roundtable

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today delivered welcoming remarks and participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network (HELEN), Kennedy Forum, and Morehouse School of Medicine. The roundtable was entitled Intersection of Health Equity, Integrated Care, and Quality Improvement.

Aug 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces Grant to Provide Health Services for Underserved Newark Residents

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the City of Newark will receive a $358,333 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.

Aug 13, 2015

Payne, Jr. Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Newark to Mark National Health Center Week

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) delivered opening remarks at Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.’s (NCHC) ribbon cutting ceremony to mark 2015 National Health Center Week, which recognizes the important role local health centers play in providing care to underserved communities.

Jun 25, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on King v. Burwell Decision

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its 6-to-3 decision in King v. Burwell.

Jun 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Introduces Resolution to Support National Men’s Health Week

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, today introduced a resolution in support of National Men’s Health Week, from June 15 through Father’s Day on June 21.

May 12, 2015

Rep. Payne, Jr. Speaks with Comcast Newsmakers About Health Disparities

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) discusses efforts to advance health equity.