Press Releases

May 1, 2015

Payne Introduces Legislation to Improve Interoperable Emergency Communications for First Responders

Today Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the Statewide Interoperable Communications (SWIC) Enhancement Act of 2015, legislation to enable state and local first responders to achieve interoperable emergency communications.

May 1, 2015

Payne Cosponsors Legislation to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $12 by 2020

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) cosponsored the Raise the Wage Act of 2015, legislation to create more opportunities for American families to get ahead by raising the federal minimum wage to $12.00 by the year 2020.

Apr 28, 2015

Payne, Jr. Requests Answers from Superintendent Cami Anderson on One Newark Plan

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) sent a letter to the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, expressing his concerns with the One Newark Plan and requesting answers to a number of questions about the plan.

Apr 28, 2015

UPDATED: Payne, Menendez, Booker Offices to Hold Ebola-Related Immigration Workshop

Issues: Local Issues

On Saturday, May 2, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., in collaboration with representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, will host an orientation on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s policy designating Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Apr 23, 2015

House Passes Payne Amendment to Protect Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, which included an amendment by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to protect critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.

Apr 23, 2015

Payne Statement on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General.

Apr 23, 2015

Payne Cosponsors Legislation to End Racial Profiling

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) cosponsored H.R.1933, the End Racial Profiling Act of 2015, legislation to end racial profiling and other discriminatory policing tactics by law enforcement.

Apr 16, 2015

Payne Announces $492,300 Grant for Linden Airport

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the City of Linden has been awarded $492,300 through the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate runway pavement.

Apr 15, 2015

Payne Introduces Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced the Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015, legislation to strengthen the safety standards for DOT-111 tank cars that transport flammable liquids.

Apr 14, 2015

Payne Statement on Equal Pay Day: “It’s Well Past Time” to Close the Pay Gap

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today issued the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day—the day that marks when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

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