Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C. office and the district offices of the late Representative Donald M. Payne will continue to serve the people of the Tenth Congressional District of New Jersey under the supervision of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Representative Payne passed away on March 6, 2012.
Staff members of Representative Payne remain on the House payroll under the supervision of the Clerk of the House to receive and undertake constituent casework, to help in handling business with the departments of the executive branch of the government, to provide general status information on pending legislation and to offer other general constituent services provided by House offices. The Clerk of the House is Karen L. Haas.
The Washington, D.C. office and the New Jersey district offices are presently open on a daily basis to accommodate congressional business. Under House rules, the Clerk manages the offices when a Member dies, resigns, or is expelled. This authority, which does not include voting representation, continues until a successor is elected to fill the vacant seat. This is the seventh vacancy to occur during the 112th Congress. Twelve vacancies occurred in the 111th Congress due to resignation or death.
The Washington office is located in 2310 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, telephone (202) 225-3436. Mail addressed to the Office of the Tenth Congressional District of New Jersey will be delivered through the internal House mail distribution system.
The district offices are located at 60 Nelson Place, 14th Floor, Newark, New Jersey 07102, 253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07305, and 333 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07208.
Requests for further details should be directed to the Office of the Clerk (202) 225-7000.