Press Releases

September 27, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Payne celebrates equality in New Jersey as the court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the state is long overdue. Payne strongly urges the state to implement the court’s ruling without hesitation and without delay.
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September 20, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and introduced the “Secure America for Education in Our Schools Act” or the “S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act,” which would require each State applying for State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to certify that it requires schools to have adequate emergency preparedness plans in place in case of disaster.
September 19, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted against the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” Republican legislation which cuts basic food aid (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP) by nearly $40 billion, kicking nearly 4 million Americans off the program next year. The measure passed by a vote of 217 to 210.
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September 17, 2013 Press Release
People from across the community attended Rep. Payne, Jr.'s health care town hall to learn about the new Health Care Marketplaces and how President Obama’s new health care law will affect them and their families.
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September 16, 2013 Press Release
My thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by the Washington Navy Yard shootings today. We continue to pray on behalf of those injured during this horrific event, and my special condolences are extended to those who were killed and the families mourning the death of their loved ones.
September 16, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Small Business, spoke at the Small Business Development Conference, Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Creating Wealth and Opportunity in the 21st Century, this Saturday.
September 10, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Payne, Jr. outlines his thoughts on Syria and the action forward following the President's address to the nation.
August 30, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a statement in celebration of Labor Day, thanking America's workers for the tremendous contribution they have made to building and strengthening this country.
August 27, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced $52,632,855 in Homeland Security grants to benefit New Jersey, including Newark and Jersey City areas, which will receive $21,663,035 from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program.
August 15, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that $1,205,393 has been awarded in Navigator grants to organizations that serve New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.
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