Representative Don Payne, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 10, Democratic
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7/28/17 Payne, Jr. Introduces the "Prioritizing Education in Conflict Zones Act of 2017" 7/26/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Reducing Excessive Discipline in Schools 7/19/17 Letter to Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Lowey, Chairman Cole, and Ranking Member DeLauro - Supporting Instruction State Grant Program in FY 2018 7/13/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Congressmembers Call on Education Department to Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers 7/05/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Concerns About Student Civil Rights 6/23/17 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Maintain Title IX Guidance Document 6/10/17 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers 1/30/17 Menendez, Pascrell, Payne, Fire Safety Advocates Announce Bill Protecting College Students 1/17/17 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate HELP Committee and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee - Urge to Vote No in DeVos for Secretary of Education 12/14/16 Payne, Jr. Announces $2.3M Federal Grant to East Orange Child Development Corporation 5/09/16 Payne, Jr. Visits Head Start Center in Newark to Highlight Importance of Early Learning 5/04/16 Payne, Jr. Announces $1.4 Million Federal Grant to Prepare 27 STEM Teachers for High-Need NJ Schools 5/02/16 Payne, Jr. Statement on Gov. Christie's Decision to Require Lead Testing in Schools 4/28/16 Lead Poisoning in Drinking Water in Schools 4/26/16 Payne, Jr. Announces $2.3 Million Federal Grant for Montclair Child Development Center 4/14/16 Continued Coordination Necessary to Ensure School Security 3/23/16 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations Subcomittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, the Honorable John Culbertson, Chairman of the Subcomittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Michael M. Honda, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Computer Science for All Funding 10/06/15 Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Up to $3M in Federal Funding to Support Minority Students Pursuing STEM 10/01/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation 9/24/15 Payne Announces $600K Grant for Bloomfield College to Provide STEM Educational Opportunities for African Americans 6/25/15 Payne, Jr. Introduces Bill to Strengthen Education for Low-Income Children 6/10/15 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate HELP Committee - Every Child Achieves Act 4/24/15 Letter to Cami Anderson, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools - Concern for One Newark Plan 4/13/15 Recognizing the School District of South Orange and Maplewood & the Linden Public Schools Music Education Award 4/10/15 Payne Congratulates South Orange - Maplewood Schools on Being Named Among "Best Communities for Music Education" 4/10/15 Payne Congratulates Linden Public Schools on Being Named Among "Best Communities for Music Education" 4/02/15 New Jersey.com - Universities like Rutgers are Frequent Targets for Cyber Attacks, Expert says 3/20/15 Payne Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey's 10th District 3/12/15 Questions over One Newark plan, NJ School Performance Reports arise at committee hearing 3/04/15 Payne Facilitates Meeting Between Newark Officials and U.S. Department of Education Senior Staff 3/03/15 Newark Group Headed to D.C. to Lobby Against School Leader, Controversial Reforms 9/17/14 One Newark Plan 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 3/14/14 Payne, Polis Introduce Legislation to Improve Teacher Training & Evaluation Practices 2/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education 1/01/14 Issue Position: Education 1/01/14 Issue Position: Education 1/01/14 Issue Position: Education 10/15/13 The Alternative Press - South Orange-Maplewood School District Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Physical Education 9/20/13 Payne Introduces SAFE In Our Schools Act 7/19/13 Payne Opposes "Letting Students Down Act" 7/02/13 Payne, Pallone Call For Action as Student Loan Interest Rates Double 6/25/13 Payne Pushes Congress to Stop the Doubling of Student Loan Interest Rates on July 1 5/23/13 Payne Introduces Promise Neighborhood Act 5/23/13 Payne Introduces Promise Neighborhood Act 4/24/13 Congressional Black Caucus 4/24/13 Congressional Black Caucus 4/19/13 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran - National Environmental Education Act Programs Funding 4/12/13 Letter to Seth Harris, Acting Secretary of Labor - Reduction of On Board Strength 3/21/13 Payne Blasts House Republican Budget

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