Press Releases

Jun 16, 2016

House Subcommittee Passes Payne, Jr. Legislation to Equip First Responders

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications passed legislation introduced by Ranking Member Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to equip first responders with the tools needed to do their jobs better and safer.

Jun 16, 2016

Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2016.

Jun 15, 2016

Payne, Booker, Menendez, Pallone, Sires, and Norcross Urge Department of Homeland Security to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Ecuadorian Nationals Residing in U.S.

In the wake of Ecuador's deadly earthquake in April that tragically claimed more than 650 lives, today U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ), and U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Albio Sires (NJ-08), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01) called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ecuadorian nationals currently residing in the United States.

Jun 15, 2016

Payne, Jr. Introduces Bipartisan National Men’s Health Week Resolution

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, today introduced a resolution in support of National Men’s Health Week.

Jun 13, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Jun 2, 2016

Payne, Jr. Hosts Forum on Gun Violence Prevention

Issues: Local Issues

Today, Congressman Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked National Gun Violence Awareness Day by hosting a forum on gun violence prevention that brought together stakeholders for a comprehensive discussion on how to make New Jersey communities safer.

May 26, 2016

Payne, Jr. Hearing Statement on TSA Lines

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing “Long Lines, Short Patience: Local Perspectives,” released the following opening statement.

May 24, 2016

Ranking Member Payne, Jr. Hearing Statement on Emergency Preparedness and Cyber Threats

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, led a joint hearing by the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security.

May 24, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins Newly Formed Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced today that he has joined the newly formed Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, which is dedicated to protecting our democracy by ensuring that the fundamental right to vote is safeguarded for all Americans.

May 23, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Announce Steps to Address Growing Security Checkpoint Delays at Newark Airport

With lines growing ever-longer at the nation’s commercial airports, today U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08) were joined by U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials in announcing new steps to help address growing security line delays at Newark Liberty International Airport just days ahead of the beginning of the busy summer travel season.

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