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May 19, 2020 Event
April 2, 2020 Press Release

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

April 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the decision of mayors in East Orange, Irvington, Newark and Orange to combine their city’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

March 29, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is extremely angry with the lack of urgency in the Trump administration’s efforts to deal with the nation’s coronavirus crisis.  The Congressman said the President failed to deliver crucial supplies to hospitals and health care centers quickly, showed personal bias in how he appropriates those supplies to states, and refused to use all the powers at his disposal to prevent and treat American victims of this disease.        

March 27, 2020 Press Release

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

March 26, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released this statement today regarding the Senate passage of the third coronavirus stimulus aid bill. 

March 19, 2020 Event

This event has been cancelled as a health precaution.

March 16, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. will suspend all in-person meetings temporarily to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease.  His offices will remain open to help constituents if they need assistance with a federal agency, particularly if they call the office with their requests.  But interactions with people will be kept to a minimum in the interest of public safety.