Press Releases

Oct 21, 2015

Payne Cosponsors Legislation to Increase Social Security Payments

Issues: Seniors

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) cosponsored H.R. 3761, the Seniors Deserve A Raise Act, legislation that ties future Social Security cost-of-living increases (COLAs) to the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E)—an index that tracks the spending patterns of seniors—and provides a 2.9 percent benefit increase to seniors immediately to compensate them for the average difference between CPI-E and CPI-W, the index currently used to calculate COLAs.

Oct 21, 2015

Payne Announces Opening of New District Office in Hillside

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Payne, Jr. announced the official opening of his new district office in Hillside, New Jersey. Located at 1455 Liberty Avenue, the new office is on the corner of Liberty Avenue and Oakland Terrace, a block away from the Hillside Municipal Complex.

Oct 9, 2015

Payne Joins Proposal for Congressional Black Caucus Gun Violence Task Force

In the wake of two more deadly college campus shootings Friday, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined a proposal by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) to form the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force to End Gun Violence.

Oct 8, 2015

Payne Co-Sponsors Legislation to Strengthen Gun Background Check System

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after co-sponsoring the King-Thompson Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act (H.R. 1217) to expand the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales, including those at gun sales, over the internet, or in classified ads.

Oct 6, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Up to $3M in Federal Funding to Support Minority Students Pursuing STEM Careers at Bloomfield College

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, today announced that Bloomfield College has been awarded up to $3 million over the next five years in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) competitive grant program to expand and promote college success of African-American and other underrepresented students pursuing careers in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Oct 1, 2015

Payne, Lance Lead Group of 94 House Members in Urging CMS to Protect Access to Live-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Issues: Health Care

A bipartisan group of 94 House members, led by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7), sent a letter to the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Andrew Slavitt, expressing concerns about proposed cuts in Medicare payments for colorectal cancer screenings and colonoscopies.

Oct 1, 2015

Payne, 146 House Members Urge Speaker Boehner to Consider Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) is one of 147 House members who sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner demanding consideration of gun violence prevention legislation that addresses the “national epidemic” of gun violence “without infringing on Constitutionally guaranteed rights.”

Sep 30, 2015

Homeland Security Committee Passes Payne Aviation Security Bill with Bipartisan Support

Today, the Committee on Homeland Security passed, with bipartisan support, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) legislation to strengthen collaboration between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, which advises the TSA on security matters.

Sep 29, 2015

Payne Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Prudential Tower in Newark

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) attended and delivered remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Prudential’s new 20-story, 740,000-square-foot office tower in downtown Newark.

Sep 28, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce $4.4M COPS Grants to Enhance Public Safety in NJ, East Orange, Essex County, Jersey City

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, today announced $4,357,166 in federal funding to put more police officers on the streets and enhance narcotics and gang enforcement operations.