Press Releases

Aug 15, 2013

Payne Announces $1,205,393 Awarded In Navigator Grants to Organizations that Serve His District

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that $1,205,393 has been awarded in Navigator grants to organizations that serve New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Aug 13, 2013

Payne, House Democratic Caucus Call on Speaker Boehner to Fund SNAP

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with a united 204 House Democrats, called on Speaker John Boehner to stop turning his back on America’s hungry children and families. In a letter, they implored the Speaker to include funding for nutrition programs in any future Farm Bill that comes before the House of Representatives.

Aug 7, 2013

Payne Announces More than $3.5 Million in Assistance to New Jersey Small Businesses

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $3.5 million in assistance today to go to New Jersey small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.

Aug 1, 2013

Payne Introduces Green Jobs Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a press conference today with House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and other House Democrats to discuss House Democrats' commitment to job creation heading into the August district work period.

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.

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