Press Releases

Feb 5, 2014

Payne Smart Grid Bill Passes Committee

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act, as an amendment offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP).

Feb 4, 2014

Payne Calls for Congressional Oversight of Hurricane Sandy Relief

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. called for Congressional oversight over the distribution of Hurricane Sandy relief. Rep. Payne, Jr. fought very hard for Sandy relieve and believes that Congress has the responsibility and obligation to ensure that federal Sandy recovery funds are being distributed properly and to the people who need it most.

Feb 4, 2014

Payne Calls Gender Pay Gap Shocking

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. spoke on the need for Congress to act to close the gender wage gap. Rep. Payne, Jr. said this disparity is shocking and called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, pass the FAMILY Act, and raise the minimum wage because when “Women Succeed, America Succeeds.”

Jan 31, 2014

Payne Praises $2 Million in NFL Legacy Grants

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) praised the Super Bowl XLVIII Legacy Grants the NFL Foundation has provided to New Jersey. Every year, the NFL Foundation donates $1 million, which is then matched by private and local donations for a total of a joint $2 million initiative, toward Super Bowl legacy grant programs.

Jan 30, 2014

Rep. Payne, Jr. and Mayor Quintana Demand Congress Extend Long-Term Unemployment Insurance at Newark's One Stop Career Center

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, and One Stop Career Center Operations Director Norma Gonzalez, along with Newark residents who are unemployed, hosted a press conference on the need to extend unemployment insurance at Newark’s One Stop Career Center on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address.

Jan 9, 2014

Payne and Freshman House Democrats Call on Speaker Boehner for Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 48 other Freshman House Democrats urged Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) to schedule an immediate up-or-down vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

Jan 7, 2014

Payne Applauds Senate for Taking First Step Toward Extending Unemployment Insurance

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37.

Dec 18, 2013

Payne Requests Presidential Proclamation

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting he issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. One-hundred and forty-six Members of Congress signed onto the letter in support of Rep. Payne, Jr.’s efforts.

Dec 11, 2013

Payne Urges Speaker Boehner to Bring Up Unemployment Insurance Extension

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28.

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