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).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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 (24%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Nov 2012 to May 2016, Payne missed 235 of 2,225 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. 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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