National Security

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications on the House Committee on Homeland Security, I work to ensure our first responders have the necessary resources and training they need to keep American families and communities safe.  I want them to have everything they need to handle natural disasters, global pandemics, and terrorist threats before, during and after they occur.  Part of that role includes oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  I want the agency to be ready to distribute food and water as well as house families during a crisis.  Then I want it to have the funding necessary to support businesses who have been harmed in an emergency.  In this capacity, I am committed to increased safety at Newark Liberty Airport and our entire transportation system, stronger protections at Port Newark and Port Elizabeth while maintaining the flow of commerce, and prevention of cyber threats to our critical infrastructure and private industry. 

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June 30, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for a House Resolution today to conduct a full investigation into the January 6th Insurrection on Capitol Hill.  The resolution (H.Res. 503) creates a Select Committee to investigate and report on the facts and causes of the insurrection as well as make recommendations to prevent a similar domestic terrorist attack in the future.   

May 27, 2021 Press Release

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

May 19, 2021 Press Release

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

March 31, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding today’s release of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan.  The plan would create millions of new jobs to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure and water distribution system, modernize our nation’s schools and childcare facilities, and upgrade American veterans’ hospitals.

March 23, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, CO on March 22, 2021.  A 21-year-old suspect has been arrested for the incident in which 10 people were killed, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, 51. 

March 11, 2021 Press Release

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

February 4, 2021 Press Release

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

January 15, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants all New Jersey police officers held accountable if they participated in the Capitol Hill riot and insurrection on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.