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Payne Statement on Attack at Spring Valley High School

Oct 29 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after Richland County, South Carolina officials announced the termination of Deputy Ben Fields’ employment after he was caught on camera flipping a Spring Valley High School student out of her desk:

Payne, Democratic Colleagues Urge DOJ to Address Gun Violence in Communities of Color

Oct 23 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 40 of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter requesting that the U.S. Department of Justice take action to address the nation’s epidemic of gun violence, which disproportionately affects communities of color. 

Payne Cosponsors Legislation to Increase Social Security Payments

Oct 21 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) cosponsored H.R.

Payne Announces Opening of New District Office in Hillside

Oct 21 2015

Hillside, N.J. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced the official opening of his new district office in Hillside, New Jersey. Located at 1455 Liberty Avenue, the new office is on the corner of Liberty Avenue and Oakland Terrace, a block away from the Hillside Municipal Complex. 

Payne Joins Proposal for Congressional Black Caucus Gun Violence Task Force

Oct 09 2015

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of two more deadly college campus shootings Friday, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined a proposal by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) to form the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force to End Gun Violence.

Payne Co-Sponsors Legislation to Strengthen Gun Background Check System

Oct 08 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after co-sponsoring the King-Thompson Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act(H.R.

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Up to $3M in Federal Funding to Support Minority Students Pursuing STEM Careers at Bloomfield College

Oct 06 2015

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, today announced that Bloomfield College has been awarded up to $3 million over the next five years in federal funding from the U.S.

Payne, 146 House Members Urge Speaker Boehner to Consider Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Oct 01 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) is one of 147 House members who sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner demanding consideration of gun violence prevention legislation that addresses the “national epidemic” of gun violence “without infringing on Constitutionally guaranteed rights.”

Payne, Lance Lead Group of 94 House Members in Urging CMS to Protect Access to Live-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Oct 01 2015

Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 94 House members, led by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Homeland Security Committee Passes Payne Aviation Security Bill with Bipartisan Support

Sep 30 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Committee on Homeland Security passed, with bipartisan support,Congressman Donald M.



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