National Security

As Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications on the House Committee on Homeland Security, I fight to keep our families and communities safe by ensuring our first responders have the necessary resources and training they need to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate a terrorist threat or natural disaster.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, overseeing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Sandy Relief is a priority to ensure vital funding is distributed to families and businesses that are in dire need of recovery.  In this capacity, I am commitment to increasing the safety at Newark Liberty Airport and our transportation systems, strengthening protections at Port Newark and Port Elizabeth while maintaining the flow of commerce, and preventing against cyber threats to our critical infrastructure and private industry. 

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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 whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is prepared to help Americans recover from Hurricane Laura and other natural disasters during the coronavirus global pandemic.    

August 22, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Delivering for America Act today to improve mail delivery nationwide and provide the United States Postal Service $25 billion to handle the expected increase in traffic from mail-in ballots for the 2020 election.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

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

August 17, 2020 Press Release

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

July 21, 2020 Press Release

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

July 1, 2020 Press Release

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

June 25, 2020 Press Release

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

June 15, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement concerning the death of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old African American who was killed Friday after a confrontation with police in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, GA.          

June 9, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the flowing statement today regarding the Justice in Policing Act.  The bill (H.R. 7120) would establish a national standard for the operation of police departments, mandate data collection on police encounters, reallocate funds to transformative community-based policing programs, streamline federal law to prosecute excessive force, and establish independent prosecutors for police investigations