Press Releases

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.

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).