Press Releases

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.

Feb 14, 2017

Reps. Payne, Jr., Dent, Lance Introduce Legislation to Remove Cost Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Issues: Health Care

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with Congressmen Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Leonard Lance (NJ-7), introduced the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017 (H.R. 1017), bipartisan legislation that would remove financial barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries.

Feb 8, 2017

Payne, Jr., Colleagues Request President Trump Investigate Nationwide Voter Suppression

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined other House Democrats in a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting that any federal investigation into voter fraud include an analysis of voter suppression and disenfranchisement.

Feb 7, 2017

Payne, Jr. Holds Roundtable with Faith, Community Leaders on Trump Muslim Ban Executive Order

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined faith and community leaders for a roundtable at Essex County College in Newark to examine and discuss President Donald Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban Executive Order and the actions taken to implement the order.

Jan 31, 2017

House Passes Payne, Jr.’s First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to make it easier for first responders to acquire new equipment and technologies needed to respond to evolving threats.

Jan 31, 2017

Payne, Jr. Appointed as Ranking Member of Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Communications Subcommittee

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced his appointment as Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications for the 115th Congress

Jan 30, 2017

Payne, Menendez, Pascrell & Fire Safety Advocates Announce Bill Protecting College Students

Issues: Local Issues

Seventeen years after a deadly fire, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), and fire safety advocates announced a new introduction of the Campus Fire Safety Education Act, which would create a new competitive Campus Fire Safety Education Grant Program at institutions of higher education.