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Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the Passing of Congressman Donald Payne

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"I was saddened to learn yesterday about the passing of Congressman Donald Payne. I deeply appreciated all of Don's hard work on the education committee and his lifelong commitment, not only to his own community, but to communities in need abroad. Don's legacy will be his dedication to lifting up others, and he will be deeply and sincerely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Payne's family, his friends, and the countless people he touched through his tireless work."