Press Releases

Aug 6, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

Jul 30, 2015

Payne, Booker, Menendez, Pascrell, LoBiondo, Watson-Coleman, and Norcross Urge DoD to Consider Alternatives to Fund New Jersey Veterans Suicide Prevention Program

Issues: Veterans

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined U.S. Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Robert Menendez (NJ) and Reps. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Bonnie Watson-Coleman (NJ-12), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01) in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter questioning the U.S. Department of Defense’s decision to terminate funding for the successful Vets4Warriors call center without considering any other alternative funding mechanisms to preserve the life-saving program.

Jul 29, 2015

Payne, Jr. Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Workers against Misclassification

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) co-sponsored the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to require that employers accurately classify their workers and provide employees with notice of their classification.

Jul 28, 2015

House Passes Payne, Jr. Bill to Improve Interoperable Emergency Communications for First Responders

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded U.S. House of Representatives passage of his legislation to improve interoperable communications for state and local first responders.

Jul 23, 2015

Payne, Jr. Votes Against Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) voted against the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R.1599), legislation that denies consumers the right to know if their food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by blocking states from requiring GMO labeling.

Jul 23, 2015

Transportation Security Subcommittee Passes Payne Bill to Bolster TSA, Aviation Stakeholder Collaboration

Legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to strengthen partnerships between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and key stakeholders has passed the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

Jul 16, 2015

Payne, Jr. Reacts to Save the Children Report Showing Children Still at Risk in Disasters

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded Save the Children for conducting a status report on the recommendations issued by the National Commission on Children in Disasters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to assess gaps in protecting children from disasters.

Jul 15, 2015

Congressman Payne, Jr. Honored For Support of National Parks

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).

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.

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