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Feb 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Presents Carolyn Thompson-Wallace of Newark with Legacy Achievement Award

Today, at The Corps Network’s 2017 awards breakfast in Washington, D.C., Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) presented the Legacy Achievement Award to Carolyn Thompson-Wallace, co-founder of the International Youth Organization in Newark.

Jan 30, 2017

Payne, Menendez, Pascrell & Fire Safety Advocates Announce Bill Protecting College Students

Seventeen years after a deadly fire, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), and fire safety advocates announced a new introduction of the Campus Fire Safety Education Act, which would create a new competitive Campus Fire Safety Education Grant Program at institutions of higher education.

Jan 3, 2017

Rep. Payne, Jr. Statement on NJ Assembly Passage of Lead Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on New Jersey Assembly passage of A3539, a bill requiring schools to test and remediate lead in drinking water.

Dec 14, 2016

Payne, Jr. Announces $2.3M Federal Grant to East Orange Child Development Corporation

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2,262,719 to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the East Orange Child Development Corporation.

Dec 9, 2016

Payne, Jr. Congratulates Winner of 2016 Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Payne, Jr. announced the winner of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

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

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.

Oct 5, 2016

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

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.

Aug 19, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Fatal Bus Crash in Newark

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement on the fatal NJ Transit bus crash in Newark, New Jersey that killed one person and injured at least 19 others.

Aug 18, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Announce Nearly $6M to Hire Firefighters, Strengthen Public Safety in Newark

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. and Albio Sires today announced that Newark Fire Department is receiving nearly $6 million in federal funding to hire full-time firefighters and help strengthen the department's ability to effectively respond to local fire emergencies, protect high-risk populations and decrease firefighter injuries.