Press Releases

Mar 8, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Reports of Trump Administration Proposal to Fund Border Wall with Cuts to Coast Guard, FEMA, TSA

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement on news reports that the Trump administration plans to cut the budgets of the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the president’s border wall.

Mar 8, 2017

House Committee Passes Payne, Jr.’s Homeland Security for Children Act

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security unanimously passed legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to incorporate children’s needs into disaster preparedness planning.

Mar 8, 2017

Reps. Payne, Thompson, Vela: Reject Cruel and Misguided Plan to Separate Mothers & Children

Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX), sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly regarding his confirmation that DHS is considering separating children from their parents at the border.

Mar 6, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement on Second Trump Muslim and Refugee Ban

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, issued the following statement after President Trump signed a revised executive order barring Muslims and refugees.

Mar 2, 2017

Legislation Introduced in U.S. House and Senate Addressing Agro-Terrorism Threats to Nation’s Food Supply

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Congressman David Young (R-IA), and Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of food put on the tables of American families.

Mar 2, 2017

Payne, Jr. Introduces Resolution Designating March 2017 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced a House resolution to designate March 2017 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Feb 28, 2017

Payne, Jr. Statement Ahead of President Trump’s Speech to Congress

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement ahead of President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

Feb 23, 2017

Homeland Security Democrats: DHS Must Explain Deportation Plans to American People

All House Committee on Homeland Security Democrats, led by Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly regarding his February 20 memoranda providing guidance for President Trump's immigration enforcement Executive Orders.

Feb 15, 2017

Reps. Payne, Jr., Sires Introduce Bill to Require Transparency in Railroad and Rail Transit Safety Audits

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced legislation that would allow Members of Congress, Senators, and their constituents to know when a railroad or rail transit agency is being investigated for safety violations by the Federal government.

Feb 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Presents Carolyn Thompson-Wallace of Newark with Legacy Achievement Award

Issues: Local Issues

Today, at The Corps Network’s 2017 awards breakfast in Washington, D.C., Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) presented the Legacy Achievement Award to Carolyn Thompson-Wallace, co-founder of the International Youth Organization in Newark.