Press Releases

Aug 7, 2014

Payne, NELP, and Labor Workers Push Congress to Pass Payroll Fraud Prevention Act to Put a Stop to the Damaging Effects Employee Misclassification Has on Workers and the Economy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) hosted a press conference with the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and workers on the damaging effects that misclassifying employees as independent contractors has on workers, their families, and the economy.

Jul 21, 2014

Payne Statement on the Passing of Sheriff Ralph Froehlich

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement following the sad news of the passing of Sheriff Ralph Froehlich at the age of 83.

Jul 16, 2014


Issues: Local Issues

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) spoke on the House floor regarding the tragic, deadly shooting of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago on early Sunday morning when Officer Santiago responded to a call at a Jersey City Walgreens.

Jul 11, 2014

House Passes Payne Smart Grid Study as Part of Larger Appropriations Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a provision requested by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as part of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2015, which would dedicate $1 million to the study of the nation’s electric grid and determine actions to be taken to strengthen, modernize, and upgrade the nation’s power systems to better withstand natural disasters and cyber attacks.

Jul 2, 2014

Payne Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Issues: Local Issues

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed this historic bill into law, marking the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

Jun 30, 2014

Payne Deeply Disappointed in SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Issues: Local Issues

Payne expresses deep disappointment in Supreme Court of the United States decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing for-profit corporations to exclude birth control coverage in their employees’ insurance plans.

Jun 25, 2014

Payne Honors East Orange Resident Althea Gibson, Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal for Breaking Down Racial Barriers in Sports

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today introduced legislation to posthumously confer a Congressional Gold Medal to Althea Gibson for her ground-breaking achievements in athletics and her commitment to ending racial discrimination and prejudice in the world of athletics.