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March 12, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. received the first Congressional trophy ever awarded to a member of Congress for speeches in the U.S. House of Representatives today. 

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March 11, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for awarding $1.5 million in grant funding to New Jersey to test for lead in the drinking water of all city schools and childcare facilities. 

March 10, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. lead a subcommittee hearing today that found the United States could handle the amount of coronavirus cases right now, but health experts said it was far from ready if the disease continues to spread.

 

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for an $8.3 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill today to fully fund medical efforts against the coronavirus and protect Americans from this public health crisis. 

March 2, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. praised his colleagues in the House after they voted to pass his Homeland Security for Children Act (H.R. 2932) with strong bipartisan support and a final vote of 374-11. 

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March 11, 2016 In The News
Children went to school at Branch Brook Elementary where the lead levels reached 13 times the EPA’s acceptable threshold and where some parents defensively dismissed the concern.
March 11, 2016 In The News
In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Newark Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration.
March 10, 2016 In The News
The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday.
March 10, 2016 In The News
School officials said Wednesday that elevated traces of lead in water samples from 30 public school campuses do not rise to the level of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, but elected officials and environmental advocates called for the replacement of old lead pipes throughout the city.
March 10, 2016 In The News
Elevated levels of lead and discoloration caused officials to shut off the water taps at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday.
March 9, 2016 In The News
Senate Republicans continue to maintain that they will deny a confirmation hearing to any individual nominated by President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. This is part of the Republican political agenda to disrupt the work of government when it does not align with their far-right ideology.
March 9, 2016 In The News
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
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