Press Releases

Jun 25, 2015

Payne Co-Sponsors Resolution Urging States to Remove Confederate Flag

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in co-sponsoring a resolution to honor the nine shooting victims at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jun 25, 2015

Following Payne Letter, DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status Registration Period for Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone

Issues: Local Issues

Following Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting the extension of the deadline for African immigrants from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), DHS extended the TPS registration period from May 20, 2015 to August 18, 2015.

Jun 25, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on King v. Burwell Decision

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its 6-to-3 decision in King v. Burwell.

Jun 25, 2015

Payne, Jr. Introduces Bill to Strengthen Education for Low-Income Children

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) re-introduced legislation to improve outcomes for children in distressed communities by combining high-quality education with community and family-based supports to establish a continuum of services for youth from birth through college, to career.

Jun 23, 2015

Payne’s Emergency Communications Bill Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of an amended version of his legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk.

Jun 22, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Superintendent Anderson Departure

Today Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, will step down by July 8.

Jun 19, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority Vote

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed “fast track” trade promotion authority (also known as TPA).

Jun 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Charleston Church Shooting

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on the shooting at Charleston, South Carolina’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Jun 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Introduces Resolution to Support National Men’s Health Week

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, today introduced a resolution in support of National Men’s Health Week, from June 15 through Father’s Day on June 21.

Jun 18, 2015

Payne, Jr. Applauds U.S. Treasury Plan to Add Woman to $10 Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that a woman will appear on the $10 bill starting in 2020.

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