Press Releases

Jul 11, 2013

Payne Announces $2 Million in Veterans Affairs Grants Awarded to Soldier On

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Albio Sires (NJ-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will award a $2 million federal grant, with an option to renew annually, to Soldier On to assist veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Essex, Hudson, and Bergen Counties.

Jul 10, 2013

Payne Announces Grants to Local Health Centers

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration will award $3,387,083 in grants to health centers across the state of New Jersey, including $535,470 to four health centers in Hudson, Union, and Essex Counties.

Jul 2, 2013

Payne Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman William H. Gray

Newark, N.J. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman William H. Gray:

Jul 2, 2013

Payne, Pallone Call For Action as Student Loan Interest Rates Double

Issues: Education

Newark, NJ – On Monday, July 1, Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) called for a solution to the doubling of interest rates for federally backed, need-based loans that went into effect today.

Jun 27, 2013

Payne Gets Tested on National HIV Testing Day

Issues: Health Care

To highlight the importance of National HIV Testing Day, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) took an HIV screening test and urged everyone to get tested to know their status.

Jun 27, 2013

Payne Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. announces a new consumer-focused www.HealthCare.gov website and a 24-hour-a-day toll free call center that has been launched to make it easier for New Jerseyans to enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces on October 1st.

Jun 26, 2013

Payne Celebrates Supreme Court's Decision to Strike Down DOMA

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) celebrates the Supreme Court of United State's decision to strike down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Jun 25, 2013

Payne Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in response to the decision by the Supreme Court of the United State today in Shelby County v. Holder to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Jun 25, 2013

Payne Pushes Congress to Stop the Doubling of Student Loan Interest Rates on July 1

Issues: Education

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a press conference at Saint Peter’s University today and urged Congress to work until it comes to a resolution to prevent the doubling of student loan interest rates set to increase on July 1.

Jun 20, 2013

Payne Votes against Draconian Cuts to SNAP in House Farm Bill

In a vote of 195 to 234, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated the Farm Bill that included $20.5 billion in cuts to SNAP. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) has been an outspoken advocate in preserving SNAP, taking part in the SNAP Challenge to protest these cuts.

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