Press Releases

May 20, 2016

Payne, Jr. Calls for National Paid Sick Leave Policy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today participated in a press conference, held by the New Jersey Time to Care Coalition at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, to celebrate paid sick days successes in New Jersey and to urge Congress to enact national paid sick leave legislation.

May 19, 2016

Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 85 other Members of Congress issued the following joint statement regarding the Verizon strike and ongoing labor negotiations.

May 17, 2016

Payne, Jr. and New Jersey Delegation Call on TSA to Address Long Wait Times at Newark Airport

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, led eleven of his colleagues in the New Jersey Congressional Delegation in expressing concern regarding the effects of long wait times and delays at Newark Liberty International Airport on passenger travels plans and commerce.

May 16, 2016

Payne, Jr. and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prevent Terrorist Travel

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today signed on as an original cosponsor of the Expanding DHS Overseas Passenger Security Screening and Vetting Operations Act.

May 16, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins More than 100 Members of Congress in Expressing Concerns with House Child Nutrition Bill

Congressman Payne, Jr. joined a group of 111 Members of Congress in calling on House leaders to strengthen nutrition programs in the child nutrition reauthorization—the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016—rather than enact misguided changes that would hurt children’s access to nutritious meals, as the legislation currently does.

May 12, 2016

Payne, Jr. Applauds Congressional Approval of TSA Request for Screeners

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, released the following statement after Congress approved the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) request to shift $34 million in its FY 2016 budget to hire additional Transportation Security Officers and pay overtime in order to help alleviate long lines and wait times at airports.

May 11, 2016

Reps. Payne, Jr., Rice, and Keating Call for $34 Million to Alleviate Long Lines at Airport Checkpoints

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, and Ranking Member Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-4) and fellow Subcommittee member Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today called on House appropriators to allow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to spend $34 million from its FY 2016 budget to hire additional Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) and pay overtime in order to help alleviate long lines and wait times at airports.

May 9, 2016

Payne, Jr. Visits Head Start Center in Newark to Highlight Importance of Early Learning

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) visited The Leaguers, Inc. in Newark to highlight the importance of early learning and Head Start programs for New Jersey families and communities.

May 4, 2016

Payne, Jr. Announces $1.4 Million Federal Grant to Prepare 27 STEM Teachers for High-Need NJ Schools

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that New Jersey City University (NJCU) has been awarded a $1,444,698 federal grant to recruit, prepare, and retain 27 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers for high-need school districts in New Jersey.

May 3, 2016

Payne, Jr. Recognizes Students at Congressional Art Competition Awards Reception

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held an awards reception Monday afternoon at the Newark Museum to recognize the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

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