Press Releases

Jun 25, 2014

On 1 Year Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder Decision and 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, Payne Calls on Congress to Pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Payne, Jr. spoke on the House floor on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Payne said that an amendment to the Voting Rights Act is needed now more than ever.

Jun 24, 2014

PAYNE, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY HOST FIELD HEARING IN NEWARK ON THE SECURITY SUCCESSES AND LESSONS LEARNED FOLLOWING 2014 SUPER BOWL IN NEW JERSEY

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, hosted a field hearing entitled: “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events.”

Jun 16, 2014

Payne and DiVincenzo Partner with MEND to Announce Online Food Drive to Curb Hunger

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. and Essex Counter Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. joined MEND to unveil a countywide online food drive held between June 1 and June 30 to raise fresh produce and other food for families and individuals in need in Essex County.

Jun 11, 2014

Committee Passes Payne Emergency Communications Bill; Accepts Amendment to Improve Interoperable Communications

Today, H.R. 4289, the DHS Interoperable Communications Act, a bill Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced, unanimously passed through the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Jun 9, 2014

Payne Praises President Obama’s New Action to Help Student Loan Borrowers; Also Calls on Congress to Pass Student Loan Refinancing Bill

Issues: Education

Rep. Payne, Jr. praises President Obama for executive action that will help millions of families save on student loan repayments, making a college affordable within reach for millions more hardworking families.

Jun 2, 2014

Payne Joins 62 Members, Applaud Senate Judiciary Hearings on Overturning Citizens United, McCutcheon Rulings

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 62 Members of Congress sent a letter applauding Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for holding Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on amending the Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, McCutcheon v. FEC, and other court decisions responsible for eroding our federal campaign finance laws.

May 30, 2014

Payne Requests President Obama Correct Unfair Medicare Policy for Polyp Removal During Life-Saving Cancer Screenings

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) led a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a change in Medicare coverage of polyp removal during a colonoscopy screening.

May 30, 2014

Payne Reacts to Resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki

Issues: Veterans

Rep. Payne, Jr. commends General Shinseki for his service as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and urges Congress and the Administration to take swift action to remedy the troubling problems at the VA so that veterans can get the quality care that they so deserve.

Apr 22, 2014

Payne Releases Report: Ryan Republican Budget a Recipe for Disaster for Communities of Color

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a report today detailing how the Ryan Republican Budget would undermine the economic security of communities of color.

Apr 11, 2014

PAYNE JOINS NEW JERSEY DELEGATION IN EPA ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLEAN UP PASSAIC RIVER

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined with Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressmen Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of plans to clean up the Passaic River.

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