Press Releases

Jan 5, 2016

Payne, Jr. Applauds Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after President Obama announced new executive actions to reduce gun violence by expanding criminal background checks.

Dec 22, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Deliver Holiday Gift for NJ Transit Riders: Tax Breaks, Money Back in Their Pockets

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker at New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Walnut Station in Montclair to urge transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.

Dec 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Votes in Support of the Omnibus

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.

Dec 16, 2015

Payne, Jr. Introduces Gun Buyback Legislation

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2015, a bill that increases incentives to sell back guns around the country, provides a stimulus to the economy, and recycles the sold guns into environmentally-friendly objects.

Dec 14, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on 3rd Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, today released the following statement marking the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Dec 14, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in Congressional App Challenge

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide event that gives high school students an opportunity to build software applications, or apps, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Dec 8, 2015

Payne, Jr. Signs Discharge Petition to Close Terrorist Gun Loophole

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) signed a Democratic discharge petition, introduced by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), to force a vote on Republican Congressman Peter King’s Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act.

Dec 4, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Over $1.4M for Newark Health Centers

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced $1,469,711 for community health centers in the City of Newark to expand primary care services.

Dec 3, 2015

Reps. Payne, Jr., Mullin Introduce Resolution to Recognize Health and Wellness Coaches

Issues: Health Care

As co-chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) introduced a House resolution expressing support for health and wellness coaches and National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week.

Dec 3, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces $2.3M Head Start and Early Head Start Grant for Montclair Child Development Center

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the Montclair Child Development Center Inc. (MCDC) in Montclair, New Jersey has been awarded a $2.3 million Head Start and Early Head Start grant to provide comprehensive childhood development services to predominantly low-income children and families.

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