Press Releases

May 24, 2017

Reps. Payne, Ellison, Serrano, Clarke Introduce West African Ebola Relief Act

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) along with Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Jose E. Serrano (D-NY), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) released the following statements after introducing the West African Ebola Relief Act (H.R. 2597).

May 23, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on White House Budget

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today issued the following statement after the White House released its fiscal 2018 budget request.

May 17, 2017

Payne Introduces Resolution to Support Infrastructure Week

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, introduced a resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of May 15 through May 19, 2017, as Infrastructure Week.

May 16, 2017

Payne, Richmond Request Hearings on Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Sector

Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee, and Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA), Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, sent a letter to Committee on Homeland Security majority requesting hearings on the cybersecurity posture of our healthcare and lifeline sectors in the wake of the worldwide ransomware attacks last week.

May 16, 2017

Payne, Jr.: Jennifer Martinez of Jersey City Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that Jennifer Martinez of Jersey City Arts High School has been named the overall winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

May 15, 2017

Payne, Thompson, Watson Coleman Inquire on Newark CBP Hazing & Sexual Assault Allegations

Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), sent a letter to the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding media reports revealing allegations of longtime sexual assault and crude hazing by CBP Officers at Newark Liberty International Airport.

May 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Visits Century-Old Portal Bridge, Highlights Need for Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment

Today, as part of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Amtrak representatives for a Portal Bridge site tour and a briefing about the condition of the bridge and the larger Gateway Program for rail infrastructure improvements along the Northeast Corridor.

May 11, 2017

Payne, Jr. Decries Christie’s Plan to Raid Horizon Reserves

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today criticizing Governor Chris Christie’s plan to raid the reserves of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer:

May 10, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey:

May 4, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Trumpcare Vote

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today after voting against H.R. 1628 – Trumpcare.

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