Press Releases

Aug 1, 2013

Payne Introduces Bipartisan Smart Grid Legislation

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the bipartisan bill, the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013, legislation in response to the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey’s power grid and critical infrastructure.

Jul 24, 2013

Payne Marks Four Year Anniversary of Latest Minimum Wage Hike

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. marked the four-year anniversary of the last minimum wage hike to $7.25 an hour today by urging Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act, a bill on which he is a cosponsor.

Jul 19, 2013

Payne Opposes "Letting Students Down Act"

Issues: Education

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in opposition to the Republican reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Jul 12, 2013

Payne Statement on Announcement that Secretary Napolitano Will Step Down from Post at the Department of Homeland Security

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the announcement that Secretary Janet Napolitano will be stepping down as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Jul 11, 2013

Payne Opposes Farm Bill that Ignores Funding for SNAP

Issues: Local Issues

The House passed a Farm Bill that completely ignored funding the supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP). Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. opposed the Farm Bill as a result of the lack of funding to SNAP and released the following statement after passage by a vote of 216 to 208.

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.

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