In The News

Jun 5, 2013

Report criticizes TSA behavior program linked to racial profiling

An inspector general’s report released today found that the TSA had failed to demonstrate the effectiveness of a nationwide behavior detection program that was misused by some managers and screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport to engage in racial profiling.

Jun 3, 2013

Rep. Donald Payne calls cuts to food assistance program 'absolutely immoral'

Issues: Local Issues

Political leaders from the national, state and local level stopped by New Jersey’s largest food bank this afternoon to voice their opposition to a bill that would slash funding for federal programs that help feed the hungry.

Jun 2, 2013 | The Alternative Press

Congressman Payne Tours Kessler Rehabilitation Facility In West Orange

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) toured Kessler Foundation on Wednesday to learn about its rehabilitation research to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

May 28, 2013

A portrait of young artists: Congressional competition winners head to Washington

Issues: Local Issues

Tyler Ballon of Jersey City's Henry Snyder High School won the Congressional Art Competition for the state's 10th district. Ballon's entry, a color pencil self-portrait, is one of many the teen has drawn.

May 23, 2013 | NJ Today

Congressman Visits Congregation

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. spoke at Heard A.M.E. Church on Sunday, where he was presented with a plaque in memory of his father, who represented New Jersey in Congress prior to his death last year.

May 18, 2013 | The Montclair Times

More than morality or logic, technological advancements will impact and likely amend the Second Amendment's lack of most limits on firearms

Issues: Local Issues

Most Democrats and some Republicans in the Congress support strengthening background checks to prevent criminals and people with potentially dangerous mental illnesses from obtaining firearms. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., who represents half of Montclair, is co-sponsoring background-check legislation.

May 16, 2013 | Hudson Reporter

Payne co-sponsored legislation for background checks on gun purchases

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Expanding the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales, H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 ensures that criminals, terrorists, and the dangerously mentally ill cannot slip through background-check loopholes that endanger the safety and rights of every American.

May 13, 2013 | Washington Post

Green card lottery, a ticket to hope for many, could be eliminated

Issues: Local Issues

As Congress moves forward in drafting an immigration bill, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. presses for the need to preserve the diversity visa program.

May 9, 2013 | The Suburban

N.J. counseling program for veterans in funding limbo

Issues: Veterans

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. requests appropriation of adequate funding of veterans suicide prevention programs like New Jersey’s Vets4Warriors.

May 6, 2013 | The Star-Ledger

Christie vetoes bill to give N.J. Legislature a say in lottery privatization plan

Issues: Local Issues

Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill that would have required his administration to get the state Legislature's approval to go ahead with a plan to privatize parts of the New Jersey Lottery. Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) called it "absolutely astonishing" and said "the people of New Jersey deserve transparency."