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Don Payne currently serves the 10th Congressional district of New Jersey

Donald Milford Payne, a Democrat, has represented the 10th Congressional District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1989. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Payne voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Bio

Background

Payne was born July 16, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey and did his undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University. He pursued post-graduate studies at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Before being elected to Congress in 1988, Payne served in the Newark Municipal Council, was on the Essex County Board of Freeholders, was an executive at Prudential Financial, was Vice President of Urban Data Systems Inc., and was a teacher in the Newark public school system.

Payne's brother, William D. Payne, serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 29th legislative district of New Jersey. Payne's nephew, Craig A. Stanley, also serves in the General Assembly representing the 28th legislative district.

Congressional Career

Payne ran against Congressman Peter Rodino in the 1980 and 1986 Democratic primaries but lost both times. Rodino retired in 1988 and Payne easily won his seat in the House to become New Jersey's first African-American member of Congress. Since his election, he has won nine successive elections without much challenge.

Payne is pro-choice and against the death penalty. He is a member, and former chair, of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 2002 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose him to serve on the Democratic Steering Committee, which chooses committee assignments and plays a crucial part in shaping the Democratic legislative agenda.

Payne has been active in issues relating to Africa, particularly that of the current Dafur conflict in the Sudan. In June 22, 2001 Payne was arrested after protesting against the Sudanese government at Sudan's Embassy in Washington, D.C.[1] He is an endorser of the Genocide Intervention Network.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Payne’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2]

Money in politics

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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Education and Labor
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations -Chair
    • Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Chair, Essex County Democratic Party, 2002
  • Albanian Issues Caucus
  • Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Past Chair, Congressional Black Caucus
  • Board Member, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Congressional Children's Working Group
  • Congressional India and Indian Americans
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressinal Human Rights Caucus
  • Congressional Urban Caucus
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Democratic Steering Committee
  • Northeast Agriculture Caucus
  • Silk Road Caucus
  • United States House Democratic At-Large Whip
  • Past Chair, World Refugee and Rehabilition Committee

Boards and other Affiliations

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Donald M. Payne. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


Contact

DC Office:
2209 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3436
Fax: 202-225-4160
Web Email
Website

District Office - Elizabeth:
333 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: 908-629-0222
Fax: 908-629-0221

District Office - Newark:
50 Walnut Street, Room 1016
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-645-3213
Fax: 973-645-5902

Articles and Resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Albanian Issues Caucus, Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Congressional Children's Working Group, Congressional India and Indian Americans, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Congressinal Human Rights Caucus, Congressional Urban Caucus, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Steering Committee, Northeast Agriculture Caucus, Silk Road Caucus, United States House Democratic At-Large Whip, World Refugee and Rehabilition Committee
Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on International Organizations Human Rights and Oversight, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1988
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1989
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Newark Municipal Council
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 333 North Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: 908-629-0222 / Fax: 908-629-0221
2. 50 Walnut Street, Room 1016 Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-645-3213 / Fax: 973-645-5902




Campaign Contact:

Website:
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Date of Birth: July 16, 1934








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