Press Releases

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.

Nov 14, 2013

Payne Presses Administrator Pistole on TSA SPOT Program that Has Led to Racial Profiling at Newark Liberty International Airport

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. pressed TSA Admin. Pistole on a recent GAO report that concludes that the TSA SPOT program has been ineffective in identifying terrorists, and may have even led to racial profiling, including at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Oct 30, 2013

Payne Mourns the Loss of Chairman Phil Thigpen

Issues: Local Issues

Payne says his heart aches for the loss of a great man, Chairman Phil Thigpen, who was a close, loved one and true guiding force in his life. His deepest condolences go out to the entire Thigpen Family.

Oct 29, 2013

Payne Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

Oct 22, 2013

Payne Recognizes 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted a press conference today to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and highlight the need to invest in strengthening our power grid systems to prepare for future disasters and mitigate billions of dollars of costs down the road