Representative Donald 'Don' M. Payne, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 10, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 10
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9/26/14 Thompson, Payne to Hold National Preparedness Month Tweetathon 9/17/14 Booker, Menendez Lead NJ Delegation in Securing $1.5B in USDOT Sandy Resiliency Funding 9/17/14 One Newark Plan 9/16/14 Payne, Menendez, Booker Applaud Addition of Newark Contaminated Site to EPA Superfund List 9/12/14 New - Lawmakers Pledge Support for Rahway River Flood Control After Mayors Visit D.C. 9/10/14 Boko Haram 9/09/14 Menendez, Booker, Sires, Payne Announce $14.8M TIGER Grant for Port Newark 9/08/14 Community Policing, Lessons Learned From Ferguson 8/21/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Poverty 8/15/14 Payne Statement on Situation in Ferguson 8/11/14 Payne Announces Additional $2 Million in Veterans Affairs Grants Awarded to Soldier On to Continue Combatting Veterans Homelessness in Northern New Jersey 8/07/14 Payne Marks 16th Anniversary of Al Qaeda Attacks on American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania 8/07/14 Payne, NELP, and Labor Workers Push Congress to Pass Payroll Fraud Prevention Act to Put a Stop to the Damaging Effects Employee Misclassification Has on Workers and the Economy 7/30/14 Republican Lawsuit Against the President 7/28/14 Congressional Black Caucus 7/28/14 National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014 7/25/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed 7/22/14 Payne Statement on Department of Justice Investigation into Newark Police Department 7/18/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - The Developments in South Sudan 7/17/14 Payne Joins Dems in Introducing Democracy for All Constitutional Amendment to Reign in Big Money in Politics and Restore One Voice, One Vote to the American Democratic Process 7/11/14 House Passes Payne Smart Grid Study as Part of Larger Appropriations Bill 7/09/14 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 7/09/14 House Passes Payne Emergency Communications Bill 7/08/14 Social Media Working Group Act of 2014 7/08/14 Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act 7/08/14 Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014 7/02/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter on Iraq Action 7/02/14 Payne Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act 6/30/14 Payne Deeply Disappointed in SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/25/14 Voting Rights Amendment Act 6/24/14 Payne, House Committee on Homeland Security Host Field Hearing in Newark on the Security Successes and Lessons Learned Following 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey 6/18/14 Unemployment Insurance Extension 6/17/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Africa Immigration Issue 6/16/14 Payne and DiVincenzo Partner with MEND to Announce Online Food Drive to Curb Hunger 6/11/14 Committee Passes Payne Emergency Communications Bill; Accepts Amendment to Improve Interoperable Communications 6/09/14 Payne Praises President Obama's New Action to Help Student Loan Borrowers; Also Calls on Congress to Pass Student Loan Refinancing Bill 6/03/14 Letter to Kenneth Mizrach, Director of the VA New Jersey Health Care System- Demanding Answers About VA Facilities that Treat NJ Vets 6/02/14 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions 5/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program 5/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United State,- Correct Unfair Medicare Policy for Polyp Removal During Life-Saving Cancer Screenings 5/30/14 Payne Reacts to Resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki 5/29/14 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations 5/29/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras 5/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Provide Assistance to Government of Nigeria to Develop Specialized Units to Rescue Kidnapped Schoolgirls and Bring Boko Haram Leader to Justice 5/08/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Departing of Housing and Urban Development -- Diversion of Sandy Funds 5/05/14 Pallone and New Jersey Congressional Delegation Members Call on EPA to Restore Coastal Helicopter Monitoring 4/29/14 Hearing of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Stakeholder Assessments of the Administration's National Preparedness Grant Program Proposal 4/28/14 Congressional Black Caucus: Wealth Creation and the Opportunity Gap 4/22/14 Payne Releases Report: Ryan Republican Budget a Recipe for Disaster for Communities of Color