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October 20, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. led a Congressional effort to support postal workers and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) during the coronavirus public health crisis.  The move comes at a time when letter carriers must handle a record-setting amount of mail-in election ballots despite efforts to undermine their effectiveness from President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding the passing of Steve Adubato, Sr., who died October 16, 2020.  Adubato, Sr. was a strong supporter of education in Newark as well as a constant figure in Newark and New Jersey politics throughout his life.       

October 9, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wrote a letter to President Trump today to ask him to extend the Payroll Support Program and provide desperately-needed aid to the country’s airline industry.  The extension would help keep the estimated 750,000 airline workers employed during the coronavirus public health crisis.  The program expired in September and airline executives have begun to layoff and furlough tens of thousands of workers since that time.   

October 1, 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 latest version of 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. 

September 25, 2020 Press Release

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

September 22, 2020 Press Release

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

 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to make sure airlines retain as many workers as possible during the current coronavirus public health crisis.    

September 17, 2020 Press Release

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

September 17, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is proud to announce that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $300,000 to the Black and Latino Technology Angel Investment Fund of New Jersey at the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University (Rutgers CUEED).  The fund helps fulfill the Center’s overall goals to promote more minority small business start-ups in Newark, NJ.           

September 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement on National Preparedness Month, which begins today and continues through the end of September.    

August 26, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that the Portal North Bridge Project will receive $248 million in funding.