Press Releases

Jul 13, 2015

Payne, Jr., Colleagues Urge Obama to Expand Social Security

Issues: Seniors

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and seventy-one of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House and Senate sent a letter urging President Obama to discuss and promote the expansion of Social Security benefits at the decennial White House Conference on Aging, taking place on July 13, 2015.

Jul 8, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Appointment of Christopher Cerf as Newark Superintendent

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the New Jersey State Board of Education approved Christopher Cerf as the superintendent of Newark Public Schools.

Jul 6, 2015

Payne, Jr.’s Interoperable Communications Bill Signed into Public Law

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, issued the following statement after President Obama today signed into Public Law the Congressman’s legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Jul 2, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Tennessee Train Derailment

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after a freight train carrying toxic gas derailed in Tennessee, causing the evacuation of thousands.

Jun 30, 2015

Payne, Jr. Applauds New Overtime Pay Protections

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule extending overtime pay protections to nearly 5 million workers.

Jun 26, 2015

Payne, Jr. Applauds Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling in favor of marriage equality.

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.

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