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House Committee Passes Payne Bill to Ensure Effective Funding Priorities for Homeland Security Grants

Mar 23 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Payne, Jr. Introduces Bill to Encourage Testing of Drinking Water for Lead in Public Schools

Mar 23 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Members of New Jersey Congressional Delegation Call for Increased Security Funding for Urban Areas

Mar 15 2016

Washington, D.C.  - Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the U.S.

Payne, Jr. Statement on Reports of Lead Found in Drinking Water at Newark Public Schools

Mar 09 2016

Newark, N.J. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today in response to reports of elevated lead levels found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public schools:

“I was troubled to learn that elevated levels of lead were found in the drinking water at Newark’s schools.

While the state’s Department of Environmental Protection has indicated that the water system poses no health risks to our students, the situation underscores the need for action to fix or replace lead-contaminated water pipes that threaten the city’s safety.

Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Feb 25 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

Payne, Jr. Statement on President’s Plan for Closing Guantanamo

Feb 24 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center:  

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