Representative Don Payne, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 10, Democratic
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9/18/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Suspension of Rule to Protect Students from Extensive Debt They Cannot Repay 9/08/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - House Members Urge Swift Rescue of Americans Stranded by Hurricane Irma 9/01/17 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Americans from Deadly Pesticides 8/24/17 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program 8/24/17 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Violence Prevention Funding Under Byrne-JAG Program 8/21/17 Letter to the Hon. Mark Green, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development - Congress Members Urge USAID To Increase Aid for Sierra Leone 8/16/17 Letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative - Transparency in NAFTA Renegotiation 8/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Michael McCaul, Homeland Security- Domestic Terrorism Hearings 8/11/17 Letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke, Department of the Interior - Pallone, LoBiondo lead 66 House Members in Opposing Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico 8/10/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Statements Made by Trump on North Korea 8/08/17 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections 8/01/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Defense of DACA Program 7/28/17 Payne, Jr. Introduces the "Prioritizing Education in Conflict Zones Act of 2017" 7/28/17 Payne, Jr. Reintroduces the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act 7/27/17 Letter to William B. Long, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency - Pallone Leads Bipartisan Letter Opposing FEMA Deadlines for Sandy Victims 7/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Reducing Excessive Discipline in Schools 7/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State - Payne, Jr. Leads 42 Colleagues in Letter Urging Secretary Tillerson to Keep the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) 7/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments 7/25/17 Letter to the Hon. Thomas E. Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program 7/20/17 Lawson Introduces Veterans Jobs Bill 7/19/17 Letter to Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Cole, and Ranking Member DeLauro - Supporting Instruction State Grant Program in FY 2018 7/19/17 Letter to the Hon. Andrew McCabe, Acting Director of the FBI - Seeking FBI Scrutiny of Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance 7/18/17 Letter to the Hon. Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Withdraw Voter Data Request 7/17/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Appoint a New Director of the Office of Government Ethics 7/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Hon. Nita Lowey, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2018 Funding for Environmental Protection Agency 7/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Congressmembers Call on Education Department to Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers 7/10/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Paid Family and Medical Leave 7/10/17 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Delayed Veterans Choice Program Payments and Adverse Credit Actions Harming America's Heroes 7/06/17 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Rep. Pascrell Leads Letter to President Trump In Advance of Meeting with President Putin 7/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Concerns About Student Civil Rights 7/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Summer Flounder Fishery 6/30/17 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Urging the Secretary to Halt Seismic Tests Near Virginia's Coast 6/30/17 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Sudan Sanctions Relief 6/29/17 Payne, Jr. Statement Ahead of Muslim and Travel Ban Implementation 6/28/17 Letter to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Appointment of Director of Census Bureau 6/28/17 Payne, Jr. Priority Included in Committee-Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill 6/27/17 Menendez, Booker, Sires, Payne Announce $2.4M in Federal Grants for Hudson County to Reduce Lead Hazards in Housing Stock 6/26/17 Payne, Jr. Statement on CBO Score of Senate Trumpcare Bill 6/23/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Maintain Title IX Guidance Document 6/22/17 Payne, Jr. Statement on Senate Health Care Bill 6/22/17 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, the Hon. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Nita Lowey, Ranking Member - No Poison Pill Riders on FY2-18 Appropriations Bills 6/21/17 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Election Infrastructure Security 6/20/17 Sens. Murray, Cantwell Join 196 Members of Congress Asking the Court to Compel President Trump to Obey the Constitution 6/20/17 Rep. Payne, Jr. Sues President Trump 6/16/17 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Clean Air Act Pollution Safeguards 6/15/17 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Hiring Freeze Exemptions for Rangel and Pickering Fellows 6/15/17 Reps. Payne, Sires Introduce Legislation to Improve Transparency, Quality of Experience for Airline Consumers 6/14/17 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Federal Reserve Nominees 6/14/17 Payne, Jr. Amendments Included in Committee-Passed DHS Authorization Bill 6/12/17 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Proposal to Cut Unemployment Benefits for Disabled Veterans

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