Payne, Jr. Votes in Support of the Omnibus

Dec 18, 2015 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Washington, D.C.Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after voting in support of the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 316 to 113:

“The omnibus bill is a product of bipartisan compromise that will prevent a harmful government shutdown. New Jerseyans want Congress to work together to create opportunities for economic prosperity. This bill makes crucial investments in key priorities of my district, including early learning, public health, and infrastructure—investments that will create jobs, grow our economy, and enhance our competitive edge. The bill also reauthorizes the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, ensuring that first responders and survivors dealing with health consequences from the September 11th terrorist attacks continue to have access to the health care they need. Congress should build on this progress and pass additional legislation to enhance the quality of life for hard-working families.”