Press Releases

Mar 4, 2014

Payne Urges Senate to Confirm Debo P. Adegbile As Next Asst. Atty. General of DOJ's Civil Rights Division

Rep. Payne, Jr. urges the Senate to confirm Debo P. Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, saying he has served his country honorably and admirably as a tireless advocate for equality and justice for all.

Feb 28, 2014

Payne Applauds Presidential Proclamation Declaring March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) applauds President Barack Obama for issuing a Presidential Proclamation designating March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Feb 28, 2014

Payne Express Concern With One Newark Plan

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) sent a letter to the Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, expressing his concerns with the One Newark Plan. The letter notes that significant efforts to strengthen the district’s traditional public schools are noticeably absent.

Feb 18, 2014

Payne Introduces Growing Small Businesses Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced H.R. 4063, the Growing Small Businesses Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), in advance of National Entrepreneurship Week, recognized February 15 – 22, 2014. The Growing Small Businesses Act would encourage federal job training centers to develop entrepreneurial training programs as a strategy for job creation.

Feb 6, 2014

Payne & Rangel Urge Christie to Raise the Wage of NJ Airport Workers

In response to the Port Authority's announcement to increase pay for airport workers at Kennedy and LaGuardia, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) sent the following letter asking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to take action that will also increase the wage of airport workers in New Jersey:

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.