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July 30, 2020 Press Release

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July 24, 2020 Press Release

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July 22, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Great American Outdoors Act today.  The bill (H.R. 1957) would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.  Part of that bill would provide money to create more natural areas in and near communities of color.  It was passed in the Senate last month and will now go to the President’s desk to be signed into law.   

July 10, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement on New Jersey State Assembly Resolution 188.  The resolution would extend the deadline for state officials to create the new state legislative districts because the coronavirus has delayed the U.S. Census count.  

July 2, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released this statement on the 56th anniversary of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Act ended segregation and job discrimination based on race, religion, sex or national origin nationwide.

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

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June 25, 2020 Press Release

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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.