Press Releases

Mar 15, 2016

Members of New Jersey Congressional Delegation Call for Increased Security Funding for Urban Areas

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, led a letter urging the co-chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security to fund the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Program at no less than $600 million in the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

Mar 15, 2016

Payne, Jr. Fights to Protect Homeland Security Funding During Congressional Hearing

Payne, Jr., Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, delivered a statement on the importance of protecting homeland security funding at a subcommittee hearing titled “State of Emergency: The Disaster of Cutting Preparedness Grants.”

Mar 11, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins American Cancer Society, NJ Health Organizations at Colorectal Cancer Pledge Signing Event

Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined the American Cancer Society, the New Jersey Primary Care Association, and New Jersey Federally Qualified Health Centers as the organizations announced their commitment to 80% by 2018, a national initiative to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% by 2018.

Mar 9, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Reports of Lead Found in Drinking Water at Newark Public Schools

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today in response to reports of elevated lead levels found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public schools.

Mar 2, 2016

Payne, Lance, and Colleagues Introduce Resolution Designating March 2016 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7), and colleagues introduced a House resolution (H.Res.630) to designate March 2016 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Feb 25, 2016

Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

Feb 24, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on President’s Plan for Closing Guantanamo

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Feb 19, 2016

Payne, Jr. Visits North Star Academy to Discuss Challenges & Opportunities Facing Newark Youth

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) visited North Star Academy in Newark to talk with fifth-grade boys about growing up as young men in Newark, the challenges they face, and how to overcome those challenges.

Feb 18, 2016

Payne, Jr. Congratulates Winners of 2015 Congressional App Challenge

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Feb 12, 2016

NJ Congressional Delegation Pushes for Federal Assistance in Wake of Winter Storm Jonas

The full New Jersey Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Obama urging his Administration to support the State’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for 17 of New Jersey’s 21 counties impacted by Winter Storm Jonas

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