Press Releases

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


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.

Apr 2, 2014

Payne, Lance Send Bipartisan Letter to Appropriations Committee Requesting Funding for Colorectal Cancer Research

Issues: Health Care

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) led a bipartisan letter, with 29 other Members of Congress, to the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, requesting that the subcommittee maintain colorectal cancer as eligible for research funding under the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).

Mar 26, 2014

Payne Encourages Enrollment in ACA with Six Days Until March 31 Deadline

Issues: Health Care

Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) took to the House floor to encourage young people and people in his district to enroll in the Affordable Care Act with just six days left until the March 31 deadline.