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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July 2, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for a bill to extend the popular Paycheck Protection Program yesterday.  The application deadline for the program, designed to help small business owners pay to retain employees as well as expenses, had expired.  The new bill would extend the application deadline for new loans until August 8, 2020.              

July 1, 2020 Press Release

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

June 29, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act today.  The bill (H.R. 1425) would allow more middle-class individuals and families to qualify for health care subsidies through tax credits to lower Americans’ health insurance premiums.  Under the bill, a family of four earning $40,000 would save nearly $1,600 every year and a 64-year-old earning $57,420 would save more than $8,700 every year.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. co-sponsored the COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund Act today.  The $75 billion bill (H.R. 6729) would provide financial assistance to homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage during the coronavirus global pandemic.  It would help them pay their mortgage as well as property taxes, property insurance, utilities, and other housing-related costs to prevent foreclosures.                 

June 25, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. co-sponsored the Moving Forward Act today.  The $1.5 trillion bill (H.R. 2) would provide funds to build or repair critical roads, bridges and other infrastructure throughout the country as well as build schools, create new housing, and expand the nation’s broadband Internet access.  In addition, it would allocate at least $7.6 billion for rail projects along the Northeast Corridor, such as the Hudson River Tunnel.            

June 10, 2020 Press Release

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

June 10, 2020 Press Release

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

May 21, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants stores to continue to honor American currency as a form of payment during and after the current coronavirus public health crisis.    

May 19, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue federal support of two New Jersey testing sites and help the state conduct 25,000 coronavirus tests per day.      

May 15, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act today to support Americans as well as state and local governments during this public health and economic crisis.