Rep. Donald Payne (D)

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 10th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1989-2012 Representative New Jersey's 10th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Payne sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Payne is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

From Jan 1989 to Mar 2012, Payne missed 1,145 of 14,706 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2012. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity

Passed House

H.R. 2896 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the “Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building”.

Sponsor: Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10, 1989-2012]

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

Explanation: This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Jul 23, 2012