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CVC Statement on the Passing of Congressman Payne

Apr 25, 2024

Washington, DC — Today, the Cardiovascular Coalition released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10):

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. of New Jersey. Throughout his distinguished career, Congressman Payne was a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly for the betterment of his constituents and the nation.

"As Chair of the Peripheral Artery Disease Caucus and sponsor of the Amputation Reduction and Compassion Act, his commitment to advocacy and legislative excellence set a high standard for all who knew him and worked alongside him. His work directly impacted patients with peripheral artery disease and improved healthcare outcomes for patients across the country.

"Congressman Payne's profound dedication to public service was matched only by his compassion and zeal for helping those he served. He always was striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

"Our hearts go out to his wife, family, and friends. We extend our deepest condolences for their loss. Congressman Payne's legacy undoubtedly will continue to inspire and impact Congress on the issues about which he cared so deeply. We mourn his passing, yet celebrate his remarkable career and contributions.”

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