Press Releases

August 13, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with a united 204 House Democrats, called on Speaker John Boehner to stop turning his back on America’s hungry children and families. In a letter, they implored the Speaker to include funding for nutrition programs in any future Farm Bill that comes before the House of Representatives.
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August 7, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $3.5 million in assistance today to go to New Jersey small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.
August 1, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a press conference today with House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and other House Democrats to discuss House Democrats' commitment to job creation heading into the August district work period.
August 1, 2013 Press Release
Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the bipartisan bill, the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013, legislation in response to the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey’s power grid and critical infrastructure.
July 30, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Congressmen Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) and Frank Pallone (NJ-6) announced today that counties and municipalities across New Jersey will receive more than $10.9 million from the U.S.

July 24, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. marked the four-year anniversary of the last minimum wage hike to $7.25 an hour today by urging Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act, a bill on which he is a cosponsor.
July 19, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in opposition to the Republican reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
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July 12, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the announcement that Secretary Janet Napolitano will be stepping down as Secretary of Homeland Security.
July 11, 2013 Press Release
The House passed a Farm Bill that completely ignored funding the supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP). Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. opposed the Farm Bill as a result of the lack of funding to SNAP and released the following statement after passage by a vote of 216 to 208.
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July 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Albio Sires (NJ-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will award a $2 million federal grant, with an option to renew annually, to Soldier On to assist veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Essex, Hudson, and Bergen Counties.

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