Press Releases

May 23, 2013

Payne Introduces Promise Neighborhoods Act

Issues: Education

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced The Promise Neighborhoods Act, which will make permanent the federal funding of Promise Neighborhoods, a program that provides competitive grants to support neighborhood-based, cradle-to-career educational and social support programs for children in distressed neighborhoods.

May 16, 2013

Payne Statement on House GOP’s 37th Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

For the 37th time, House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act today, wasting more than 52.4 million taxpayer dollars in an effort to eliminate access to affordable, quality health care for every American.

May 15, 2013

Committee on Homeland Security Accepts Payne Amendment to “Border Security Results Act of 2013”

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Committee on Homeland Security overwhelmingly accepted Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s Amendment to H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013, companion legislation to S. 683 in the Senate.

May 10, 2013

Payne Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Gun Background Check Legislation

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to help prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

May 9, 2013

Payne Pushes for More Homeland Security Funding in Wake of Boston Bombings

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement after questioning witnesses at the House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, “The Boston Bombings: A First Look," where he pushed for further funding of the Homeland Security Grant Programs in the wake of the Boston Bombings.

May 9, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican “Pay China First” Act

In a completely reckless and political move, Republicans put China first before our troops, disabled veterans, Medicare patients, and small businesses today. The “Pay China First” Act is yet another irresponsible GOP-manufactured economic crisis that risks the full faith and credit of our country by paying foreign bond holders including China, Iran, and the Cayman Islands before guaranteeing FDIC savings and debt obligations to Social Security, Medicare, and Veterans trust funds.

May 8, 2013

Payne Votes NO on GOP's "Work More, Pay Less" Act

Says It Is Time to Give Working Families the Pay and Flexibility They Deserve

May 1, 2013

Payne Meets with FSD Drummer, Sets Goal to Make Newark Liberty Model for the Nation

Stresses Need to Improve Security Despite Sequestration

Apr 23, 2013

Payne Proudly Announces Tenth Congressional District National Endowment for the Arts Grant Recipients

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) proudly announces the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Ark Works grants to three recipients in New Jersey’s Tenth Congressional District.