Press Releases

July 17, 2014 Press Release

Newark, N.J. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) co-introduced the Democracy for All Amendment with U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-21), Donna Edwards (MD-4), and Jim McGovern (MA-2). H. J. Res. 119 is the House companion to S. J. Res. 19, the constitutional amendment slated for a historic vote in the U.S. Senate this year.

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July 16, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) spoke on the House floor regarding the tragic, deadly shooting of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago on early Sunday morning when Officer Santiago responded to a call at a Jersey City Walgreens.
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July 11, 2014 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision requested by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as part of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2015, which would dedicate $1 million to the study of the nation’s electric grid and determine actions to be taken to strengthen, modernize, and upgrade the nation’s power systems to better withstand natural disasters and cyber attacks.
July 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill authored and introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), H.R. 4289, the DHS Interoperable Communications Act, by a vote of 393 to 0.

July 2, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed this historic bill into law, marking the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.
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June 30, 2014 Press Release
Payne expresses deep disappointment in Supreme Court of the United States decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing for-profit corporations to exclude birth control coverage in their employees’ insurance plans.
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June 25, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced legislation to posthumously confer a Congressional Gold Medal to Althea Gibson for her ground-breaking achievements in athletics and her commitment to ending racial discrimination and prejudice in the world of athletics.
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June 25, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Payne, Jr. spoke on the House floor on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Payne said that an amendment to the Voting Rights Act is needed now more than ever.
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June 24, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, hosted a field hearing entitled: “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events.”
June 16, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. and Essex Counter Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. joined MEND to unveil a countywide online food drive held between June 1 and June 30 to raise fresh produce and other food for families and individuals in need in Essex County.
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