Press Releases

Mar 21, 2013

Payne Blasts House Republican Budget

The House Republican budget is a disaster of epic proportions as it cuts critical investments in our future, raises taxes on the middle class, destroys the safety net for working families and seniors, and kills jobs.

Mar 21, 2013

Payne Vows to Remain a Strong Advocate in Fighting Colorectal Cancer

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Payne, Jr. met with Fight Colorectal Cancer survivors and advocates this week to raise awareness around the importance of lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings. Rep. Payne, Jr. vowed to remain a strong advocate in fighting colorectal cancer.

Mar 20, 2013

Payne Announces $2.5 Million Grant Awarded to Jersey City Hurricane Sandy First Responders

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) is proud to announce more than $2.5 million in grants awarded to New Jersey through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the work Jersey City first responders performed during Hurricane Sandy.

Mar 15, 2013

Payne Hosts Liberian National Immigration Conference

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted the Liberian National Immigration Conference in conjunction with the Liberian Pastors Association to express support for Liberians in the U.S. and to highlight the need for an immediate extension of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Extension of DED for the approximately 3,600 eligible Liberians living in the United States was announced by Denise Vanison, DHS Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy [pictured top left], at the conference.

Mar 15, 2013

GOP Votes NO to Raise Minimum Wage, Passes Bill that Undermines Investments in Jobs Training

Today, the House passed H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act. The bill freezes WIA program funding for FY2014-2020, which has already been cut in half since 2001, and also consolidates or eliminates 35 programs, most of them WIA programs, into state block grants. That block granting would give states wide discretion to pick and choose eligible groups of participants according to the political and ideological predispositions of their Governors. The bill would also limit the role of organized labor in Workforce Investment Boards. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted NO on the bill.

Mar 13, 2013

Ryan Republican Budget Out of Touch with New Jersey's Needs and Priorities

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement after Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican budget for 2013 yesterday.

Mar 6, 2013

Payne Calls On Congress to Raise Minimum Wage

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. signed on as an original co-sponsor to the Fair Minimum Wage Act to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years and tie future annual increases to the rate of inflation.

Mar 1, 2013

Payne, Menendez, Pallone & Pascrell Hold Press Conference at Newark Airport

Today, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered today at Newark’s Liberty to speak out about the massive across the board spending cuts and their pending impact on air travel and airport safety.

Feb 28, 2013

Payne Overjoyed with Passage of Violence Against Women Act

Today, the House passed the expanded Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a margin of 286-138. The expanded VAWA passed today extends protections to LGBT, Native Americans, and immigrants as well as strengthens criminal human trafficking laws, addresses the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, and increases the ability for law enforcement to respond to sexual assault cases.

Feb 27, 2013

Payne Introduces Gun Buy Back Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buy Back Act of 2013, a bill that increases incentives to sell back the most widely used guns in crimes around the country, provides a stimulus to the economy, and recycles the sold guns into environmentally friendly objects needed throughout the community.

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