Press Releases

Oct 11, 2013

Payne Announces $1.5 million “PEP grant” to Further Develop Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program in South Orange Maplewood School District

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced today that the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) was awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).

Oct 10, 2013

Payne Statement on the Passing of Mayor Booker's Father

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement after the passing of Cary Booker, the father of Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Oct 1, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican Government Shutdown

Extremely disappointed in the House Republicans' ability to pass a bill to fund the government and leave it open, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement.

Sep 29, 2013

Payne Opposes Reckless Republican Government Shutdown Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after Republicans voted to pass H.Res. 366, or what he likes to call the "Reckless Republican Shutdown Bill."

Sep 27, 2013

Payne Celebrates Court Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Payne celebrates equality in New Jersey as the court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the state is long overdue. Payne strongly urges the state to implement the court’s ruling without hesitation and without delay.

Sep 20, 2013

Payne Introduces SAFE In Our Schools Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and introduced the “Secure America for Education in Our Schools Act” or the “S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act,” which would require each State applying for State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to certify that it requires schools to have adequate emergency preparedness plans in place in case of disaster.

Sep 19, 2013

Payne Votes Against Increasing Hunger in America

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted against the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” Republican legislation which cuts basic food aid (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP) by nearly $40 billion, kicking nearly 4 million Americans off the program next year. The measure passed by a vote of 217 to 210.

Sep 17, 2013

Payne Hosts Health Care Town Hall in Jersey City

Issues: Health Care

People from across the community attended Rep. Payne, Jr.'s health care town hall to learn about the new Health Care Marketplaces and how President Obama’s new health care law will affect them and their families.

Sep 16, 2013

Payne Statement on Washington Navy Yard Shooting

My thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by the Washington Navy Yard shootings today. We continue to pray on behalf of those injured during this horrific event, and my special condolences are extended to those who were killed and the families mourning the death of their loved ones.

Sep 16, 2013

Payne Speaks at Small Business Development Conference

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Small Business, spoke at the Small Business Development Conference, Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Creating Wealth and Opportunity in the 21st Century, this Saturday.