Payne is the representative for New Jersey’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Nov 15, 2012. Payne is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Payne.
Payne is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Payne has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Donald Payne Jr. sits on the following committees:
Payne was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 615 (114th): DHS Interoperable Communications Act
- H.R. 1376 (113th): 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 ...
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Payne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Payne’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8307: To require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to continue to provide certain supplies ...
- H.Res. 1118: Expressing support for the designation of September 2020 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness ...
- H.Res. 1117: Expressing support for the designation of September 2020 as Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness ...
- H.R. 7782: Eliminating Local News Deserts Act of 2020
- H.Con.Res. 103: Supporting National Men’s Health Week.
- H.R. 6655: Hazardous Duty Pay for Frontline Federal Workers Act
- H.Res. 880: Supporting the designation of March 2020 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
From Nov 2012 to Sep 2020, Payne missed 468 of 4,689 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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