New Jersey's 10th Congressional District is home to more than 21,000 veterans and their families. One of the most important duties of our federal government is to care for the men and women who have bravely served and sacrificed on behalf of our country. I am deeply committed to ensuring that our service men, women, and their families receive the support and respect that they deserve when they return home from war or after making the ultimate sacrifice in the battlefield. This includes providing the best possible healthcare, educational, and employment resources available.
In the 113th 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 that they have earned and that they deserve in a timely manner. Please click here for further information on veterans benefits.
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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.
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.
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.