Press Releases

March 17, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined dozens of groups at the National Press Club in Washington, DC this afternoon, that are dedicated to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. Payne and the groups launched an effort to increase the nation’s colorectal cancer screening rate to 80 percent by the year 2018.
March 14, 2014 Press Release
Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Jared Polis (CO-02) today introduced the Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act, which would improve teacher and principal quality across the country by investing in evidence-based best practices for professional learning.
March 12, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $8.4 million in 2014 Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) to New Jersey – an increase of $400,000 from FY 2013.
March 4, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Payne, Jr. urges the Senate to confirm Debo P. Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, saying he has served his country honorably and admirably as a tireless advocate for equality and justice for all.
February 28, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) applauds President Barack Obama for issuing a Presidential Proclamation designating March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
February 28, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) sent a letter to the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, expressing his concerns with the One Newark Plan. The letter notes that significant efforts to strengthen the district’s traditional public schools are noticeably absent.
February 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced H.R. 4063, the Growing Small Businesses Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), in advance of National Entrepreneurship Week, recognized February 15 – 22, 2014. The Growing Small Businesses Act would encourage federal job training centers to develop entrepreneurial training programs as a strategy for job creation.
February 6, 2014 Press Release
In response to the Port Authority's announcement to increase pay for airport workers at Kennedy and LaGuardia, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) sent the following letter asking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to take action that will also increase the wage of airport workers in New Jersey:
February 5, 2014 Press Release
Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act, as an amendment offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP).
February 4, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. called for Congressional oversight over the distribution of Hurricane Sandy relief. Rep. Payne, Jr. fought very hard for Sandy relieve and believes that Congress has the responsibility and obligation to ensure that federal Sandy recovery funds are being distributed properly and to the people who need it most.