Fiscal Responsibility

We must reduce our long-term debt, but not at the expense of short-term investments like education and jobs training, transportation and infrastructure, and research and development that will create jobs, grow the economy, and rebuild a strong middle class as well as create ladders of opportunity for those working to get into the middle class.  I believe in a balanced approach to reducing our deficit – one that cuts spending responsibly, closes corporate tax loopholes, protects the most vulnerable, and ensures millionaires pay their fair share.  We cannot simply cut our way to prosperity.  Instead, we must continue to examine a long-term deficit reduction plan that preserves investments that will ensure we remain the competitive leader in an advancing, global economy.

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March 27, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

March 26, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released this statement today regarding the Senate passage of the third coronavirus stimulus aid bill. 

March 23, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. praised the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today on its 10th anniversary for the financial and medical security it has provided to the nation’s residents.  The Act was signed into law 2010 and helps protect 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions from possibly losing their health insurance.  The ACA is particularly important now as the country battles to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.     

March 14, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act early this morning to help Americans handle the economic effects of the coronavirus.  The bill would provide billions in financial assistance to all 50 states, including $810 million in additional Medicaid funding to New Jersey.    

Rep. Payne, Jr. said the country needed the funding to support Americans who are suffering from the global pandemic.     

March 2, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced a House resolution today to recognize this March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the country for men and women.  This year, almost 148,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease and 53,000 people will die from it.  But if it is caught early enough, 90 percent of patients could survive within five years.      

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after voting in support of the FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives:

May 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY2017 omnibus spending bill.
April 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill, or continuing resolution, to keep the federal government open through May 5.
September 29, 2014 In The News
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September 16, 2014 In The News
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