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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July 1, 2020 Press Release

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June 25, 2020 Press Release

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June 15, 2020 Press Release

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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

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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       

June 3, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the flowing statement today regarding the announcement that Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s Attorney General and a former U.S. Congressman (MN-5), would be responsible for cases related to the murder of George Floyd.      

June 2, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the flowing statement today regarding the death of George Floyd and anti-racism protests across the country.

May 19, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue federal support of two New Jersey testing sites and help the state conduct 25,000 coronavirus tests per day.      

May 15, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for 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. 

May 13, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced support for The Heroes Act, the latest legislation to address the continued coronavirus public health crisis.  The bill would provide support for struggling families and essential workers with funds for testing and tracing measures, key support for frontline workers, and more direct payments to the American people. 

May 1, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced The Hazardous Duty Pay for Frontline Federal Workers Act today to increase the wages of the most critical federal workers during this coronavirus global pandemic.