Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

Representative from New Jersey’s 10th District, Democrat

Payne, a Democrat, has been the representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district since Nov 15, 2012 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Payne has 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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Payne for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Donald Payne Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Payne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (33%) Health (29%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Education (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Payne’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.Res. 876: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5461) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the ...
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Nay S. 1356: A bill to clarify that certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 will ...
Nov 5, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2012 to Sep 2016, Payne missed 288 of 2,535 roll call votes, which is 11.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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