Fiscal Responsibility

We must reduce our long-term debt, but not at the expense of our national needs.  Investments in education and jobs training, transportation and infrastructure, and research and development create jobs, grow the economy, and help rebuild a strong middle class.  Also, they 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 citizens, and ensures millionaires pay their fair share.  We cannot simply cut taxes as a way to prosperity because irresponsible tax cuts create inequality and not 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.

More on Fiscal Responsibility

July 20, 2021 Press Release

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

July 13, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. held a Child Tax Credit event in the district today to discuss the benefits of it and help local families get the payments.  The Congressman spoke about the credit in detail before local parents and child advocates discussed how it would help families directly.  On July 15, the expanded Child Tax Credit will provide eligible American families with payments of $250 to $300 per child every month until the end of 2021.    

July 9, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced a bill today to protect American currency as a form of payment for goods and services.  The bill, the Payment Choice Act, would make it illegal for retail businesses to reject cash for in-person, consumer transactions at stores across the country.  The bipartisan bill has 28 co-sponsors.   

May 14, 2021 Press Release

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

May 5, 2021 Press Release

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

April 16, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. re-introduced the Amputation Reduction and Compassion (ARC) Act today.  The bipartisan bill requires Medicare, Medicaid, and plans sold on the federal healthcare exchanges to fully cover screening tests for beneficiaries who are at-risk of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).