May Is National Foster Care Month

As a member of the Foster Youth Caucus, I am happy to announce that May is National Foster Care Month. Become a citizen cosponsor and recognize that nearly 400,000 young people are living in the foster care system and looking for a stable place to call home with adults who care about them.
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Payne Works to Create Jobs By Growing Small Business

Rep. Payne, Jr. introduced the Growing Small Businesses Act, a bipartisan bill in advance of National Entrepreneurship Week. The Growing Small Businesses Act would encourage federal job training centers to develop entrepreneurial training programs as a strategy for job creation. Pictured: Payne on a walking tour of small businesses in the community.
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Committee Passes Payne Smart Grid Bill

The House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee Rep. Payne, Jr.'s SMART Grid Study Act, which would examine ways to strengthen and upgrade the nation's electric grid to withstand natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy and defend against cyber attacks from bad actors.
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Every 8 Seconds, 1 Person Loses UI

On Dec. 28, 90,000 New Jerseyans immediately lost all of their unemployment insurance, with the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, in 2014, every eight seconds, one more person loses unemployment insurance.
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Payne Recognized as "Defender of Children"

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.
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Committee Adopts Payne Amendment to Protect Most Vulnerable

The Committee on Homeland Security adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. to the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act, which would ensure that countermeasures are put in place to protect children, the elderly, and those with disabilities and in low-income communities.
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Get Covered

It's a new day in America. Forty-nine million uninsured Americans now have the ability to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplaces and get access to affordable health care coverage that meets their needs and the needs of their families. Sign up today at www.healthcare.gov.
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Payne Statement on Situation in Ferguson

Aug 15, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement regarding the death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Payne Announces Additional $2 Million in Veterans Affairs Grants Awarded to Soldier On to Continue Combatting Veterans Homelessness in Northern New Jersey

Aug 11, 2014 Press Release

Payne announces $2 million renewal in federal grant funding to Soldier On to assist veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Essex, Hudson, and Bergen Counties.

Payne Marks 16th Anniversary of Al Qaeda Attacks on American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

Aug 7, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked the 16th Anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks on American Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. On that morning, more than 200 people were killed, including 12 Americans.

Payne, NELP, and Labor Workers Push Congress to Pass Payroll Fraud Prevention Act to Put a Stop to the Damaging Effects Employee Misclassification Has on Workers and the Economy

Aug 7, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) hosted a press conference with the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and workers on the damaging effects that misclassifying employees as independent contractors has on workers, their families, and the economy.

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