Press Releases

Nov 1, 2016

Payne Joins Booker, Menendez, Members of NJ Delegation in Effort to Expand SNAP Benefits Online for New Jerseyans

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Payne, Jr. joined a New Jersey delegation letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack advocating for New Jersey to be selected to participate in a pilot program enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online.

Nov 1, 2016

Payne, Pallone Urge Greater Focus on Environmental Justice in Newark, Other Port Communities

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer for Clean Water Action and a member of the Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP), for an environmental justice tour of the Port of New York and New Jersey and surrounding neighborhoods, including the Ironbound and South Ward.

Oct 19, 2016

Payne, Jr. Leads Letter Urging Department of Homeland Security to Consider Ending Use of Private Prisons

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting the department consider ending its use of private prisons if those facilities are found to be less safe and effective than government-run facilities.

Oct 5, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce $4.7M to Expand Community Policing in Orange, East Orange and Essex County

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10) and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $4,658,050 in federal funding to hire 32 new police officers in Essex County, Orange and East Orange.

Sep 29, 2016

Payne, Jr. Introduces Legislation to Expand Colorectal Cancer Screenings to Underserved Communities

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Co-Chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, announced the introduction of legislation aimed at extending colorectal cancer screenings to underserved populations.

Sep 28, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Vote to Override Veto of 9/11 Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to override the veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

Sep 26, 2016

Payne, Jr. Amendment Included in House-Passed Agricultural Security Bill

An amendment introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, was included in legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

Sep 26, 2016

House Passes Payne, Jr. Bill Making it Easier for First Responders to Acquire New Technologies

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, to make it easier for first responders to acquire new equipment and technologies they need to respond to evolving threats.

Sep 20, 2016

Reps. Payne, Jr., Serrano, Clarke, and Colleagues Call for Temporary Protected Status for People from Nations Stricken by Ebola

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ) released the following statement on a letter he and several colleagues sent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), calling on the agency to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for eighteen months, from November 21, 2016 through May 21, 2018.

Sep 20, 2016

Payne, Jr. Discusses New Jersey, New York Bombings on CNN’s “Wolf”

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) appeared on CNN’s “Wolf” this afternoon to discuss the weekend bombings that took place in Seaside Park, New Jersey and Manhattan.

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