Press Releases

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.

Mar 24, 2014

Payne's Tolentino Postal Bill Passes Through Congress

Issues: Local Issues

Today, H.R. 1376, a bill introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to designate the postal facility located at 369 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey passed through Congress by voice vote.

Mar 17, 2014

Payne Joins Dozens of Groups in Commitment to Eliminating Colorectal Cancer as a Public Health Problem

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined dozens of groups at the National Press Club in Washington, DC this afternoon, that are dedicated to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. Payne and the groups launched an effort to increase the nation’s colorectal cancer screening rate to 80 percent by the year 2018.

Mar 14, 2014

Payne, Polis Introduce Legislation to Improve Teacher Training & Evaluation Practices

Issues: Education

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Jared Polis (CO-02) today introduced the Great Teaching and Leading for Great Schools Act, which would improve teacher and principal quality across the country by investing in evidence-based best practices for professional learning.

Mar 12, 2014

Payne Announces More than $8.4 Million in FEMA EMPG Grants to New Jersey

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $8.4 million in 2014 Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) to New Jersey – an increase of $400,000 from FY 2013.