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Dec 11, 2013

Payne Urges Speaker Boehner to Bring Up Unemployment Insurance Extension

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28.

Dec 11, 2013

Payne Recognized as "Defender of Children"

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.

Nov 27, 2013

Payne Giving Away Free Thanksgiving Baskets Wednesday in Newark

Rep. Donald Payne will be presenting Thanksgiving baskets to those in need Wednesday at 10:30 am at the offices of the Newark Emergency Services for Families offices at 982 Broad St. in an effort to spotlight Payne's opposition to proposed reductions in SNAP.

Nov 21, 2013

Payne Pushes FEMA to Make Social Media Data More Readable for First Responders During Times of Disaster

U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), sent a bipartisan letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate urging FEMA to adopt open data standards to enhance social media alerts in a disaster situation.

Nov 15, 2013

TSA chief assures N.J. lawmaker of steps to prevent repeat of racial profiling

The head of the Transportation Security Administration today assured Congress steps have been taken to prevent the kind of racial profiling that occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport under a controversial TSA behavior detection program.

Nov 14, 2013

TSA defends behavior screening against profiling claim

Lawmakers peppered the head of the Transportation Security Administration with questions Thursday about a screening program that government audits say is little better than random chance at spotting suspicious behavior.

Nov 14, 2013

Payne Presses Administrator Pistole on TSA SPOT Program that Has Led to Racial Profiling at Newark Liberty International Airport

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. pressed TSA Admin. Pistole on a recent GAO report that concludes that the TSA SPOT program has been ineffective in identifying terrorists, and may have even led to racial profiling, including at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Oct 30, 2013

Payne Mourns the Loss of Chairman Phil Thigpen

Payne says his heart aches for the loss of a great man, Chairman Phil Thigpen, who was a close, loved one and true guiding force in his life. His deepest condolences go out to the entire Thigpen Family.

Oct 30, 2013

Committee Adopts Payne Amendment to Protect Most Vulnerable in Times of Disaster

The Committee on Homeland Security Adopts Rep. Payne, Jr.'s Amendment to the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act that would protect the most vulnerable populations during times of disaster.

Oct 29, 2013

Payne Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.