Press Releases

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.

Jan 9, 2014

Payne and Freshman House Democrats Call on Speaker Boehner for Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 48 other Freshman House Democrats urged Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) to schedule an immediate up-or-down vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

Jan 7, 2014

Payne Applauds Senate for Taking First Step Toward Extending Unemployment Insurance

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37.

Dec 18, 2013

Payne Requests Presidential Proclamation

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting he issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. One-hundred and forty-six Members of Congress signed onto the letter in support of Rep. Payne, Jr.’s efforts.

Dec 11, 2013

Payne Urges Speaker Boehner to Bring Up Unemployment Insurance Extension

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28.

Dec 5, 2013

Payne Statement on the Passing of President Nelson Mandela

In a statement following the passing of President Nelson Mandela, Rep. Payne, Jr. praises the moral and courageous leadership of President Mandela.

Nov 21, 2013

Payne Pushes FEMA to Make Social Media Data More Readable for First Responders During Times of Disaster

U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), sent a bipartisan letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate urging FEMA to adopt open data standards to enhance social media alerts in a disaster situation.

Nov 14, 2013

Payne Reacts to President Obama’s Decision to Allow Individuals to Stay on Current Health Care Plans Through 2014

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) encourages individuals to still shop around for affordable insurance despite the President's decision to allow individuals to stay on their current health care plan through 2014.