Press Releases

February 4, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. spoke on the need for Congress to act to close the gender wage gap. Rep. Payne, Jr. said this disparity is shocking and called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, pass the FAMILY Act, and raise the minimum wage because when “Women Succeed, America Succeeds.”
January 31, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) praised the Super Bowl XLVIII Legacy Grants the NFL Foundation has provided to New Jersey. Every year, the NFL Foundation donates $1 million, which is then matched by private and local donations for a total of a joint $2 million initiative, toward Super Bowl legacy grant programs.
January 30, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, and One Stop Career Center Operations Director Norma Gonzalez, along with Newark residents who are unemployed, hosted a press conference on the need to extend unemployment insurance at Newark’s One Stop Career Center on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address.
January 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union speech tonight:

January 9, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 48 other Freshman House Democrats urged Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) to schedule an immediate up-or-down vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.
January 7, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37.
December 18, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting he issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. One-hundred and forty-six Members of Congress signed onto the letter in support of Rep. Payne, Jr.’s efforts.
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December 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28.
December 5, 2013 Press Release
In a statement following the passing of President Nelson Mandela, Rep. Payne, Jr. praises the moral and courageous leadership of President Mandela.
November 21, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), sent a bipartisan letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate urging FEMA to adopt open data standards to enhance social media alerts in a disaster situation.

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