Rep. Donald Payne

Former Representative from New Jersey’s 10th District, Democrat

Payne, a Democrat, was the representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district from 1989 to 2012.



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 was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. 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

Issue Areas

Payne sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (28%) Education (21%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Health (9%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Payne’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Mar 2012, Payne missed 1,153 of 14,706 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2012. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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