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

February 11, 2021 Press Release

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February 5, 2021 Press Release

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January 11, 2021 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to make sure the Portal North Bridge receives the federal attention and funding necessary in the new Congress to finish the project as soon as possible.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s bill to decrease colorectal cancer deaths and increase cancer screenings nationwide became law last night.        

December 21, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act today to support New Jersey residents and all Americans during the coronavirus health and economic crisis. 

December 16, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants President-elect Joe Biden to make the Gateway Program, also known as the Gateway projects, a greater transportation priority in his administration.        

December 4, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act today.  The bill (H.R. 3884) would decriminalize marijuana nationwide, require federal courts to delete prior marijuana convictions for Americans, and save taxpayers at least $3.6 billion per year.     

November 19, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s bill to reimburse schools for coronavirus emergency protective equipment passed the House this week as part of the FEMA Assistance Relief Act (H.R. 8266). 

November 16, 2020 Press Release

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October 16, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. took two key actions today to protect Americans who are at risk of losing a limb due to a pre-existing condition.