Press Releases

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

Oct 16, 2013

Payne Votes to Open Government and Pay Our Nation's Bills on Time

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) voted to open the government and to pay the nation’s bills on time before the October 17 deadline. The continuing resolution to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling passed the House by a vote of 285 to 144.

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.

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