Veterans

I am extremely proud to support the more than 21,000 veterans who live in New Jersey's 10th Congressional District.  Veteran care and assistance needs to be one of the most important priorities of our federal government.  These are the men and women who have bravely served and sacrificed on behalf of our country.  We need to show them we respect their service and provide them the resources they need to thrive when they return home, such as proper healthcare, educational assistance, and employment opportunites.

Throughout my time in Congress, I have proudly partnered with Soldier On and the Department of Veterans' Affairs to secure more than $2 million to Essex and Hudson Counties in helping to end veterans’ homelessness. I have also been a vocal advocate in working to address the backlog of VA claims, so that our service members and veterans receive the benefits they deserve in a timely manner.  If you are a veteran in need of assistance, please click here for further information on veterans benefits.

More on Veterans

October 18, 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.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act today.  The bill (H.R. 3884) would decriminalize marijuana nationwide, require federal courts to delete prior marijuana convictions for Americans, and save taxpayers at least $3.6 billion per year.     

August 14, 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 85th anniversary of Social Security.  It was established on August 14, 1935, to protect seniors and other vulnerable Americans from economic hardship and homelessness after the Great Depression.     

June 29, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act today.  The bill (H.R. 1425) would allow more middle-class individuals and families to qualify for health care subsidies through tax credits to lower Americans’ health insurance premiums.  Under the bill, a family of four earning $40,000 would save nearly $1,600 every year and a 64-year-old earning $57,420 would save more than $8,700 every year.

February 25, 2020 Event
November 15, 2019 Press Release

Media Contact:    Patrick Wright -- (202) 225-3436

 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted in favor of several bills this week to improve the benefits available to veterans.  The 12 bills would help veterans succeed in civilian life, make sure they get their educational benefits, ensure women veterans get access to quality health care, and help veterans start and expand small businesses.    

Congressman Payne, Jr. said his support for the bills came from his lifelong support for veterans.   

February 22, 2019 Press Release

NEWARK, N.J. – Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., joined more than 225 Members of Congress to cosponsor a resolution to terminate President Trump’s unlawful, dangerous emergency declaration that would steal $51,200,000 of urgently needed New Jersey Department of Defense military construction funds, which are critical to the security of our nation and the well-being of our men and women in uniform and military families.