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More than morality or logic, technological advancements will impact and likely amend the Second Amendment's lack of most limits on firearms
Most Democrats and some Republicans in the Congress support strengthening background checks to prevent criminals and people with potentially dangerous mental illnesses from obtaining firearms. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., who represents half of Montclair, is co-sponsoring background-check legislation.
U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Expanding the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales, H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 ensures that criminals, terrorists, and the dangerously mentally ill cannot slip through background-check loopholes that endanger the safety and rights of every American.
As Congress moves forward in drafting an immigration bill, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. presses for the need to preserve the diversity visa program.
Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. requests appropriation of adequate funding of veterans suicide prevention programs like New Jersey’s Vets4Warriors.
Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill that would have required his administration to get the state Legislature's approval to go ahead with a plan to privatize parts of the New Jersey Lottery. Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) called it "absolutely astonishing" and said "the people of New Jersey deserve transparency."
he Tenth Annual Essex County Walk to End Hunger, beginning in Washington Park in Newark and ending at the Federal Building, drew hundreds of supporters from the community and local food pantries to raise money and awareness. Food Pantries in the MEND consortium fed over 80,000 in 2012.
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. was among a number of U.S. Congress members asking Attorney General Eric Holder to request that the Department of Justice (DOJ) conduct a formal review of New Jersey’s proposal to privatize the state’s lottery to ensure the plan complies with federal law. Read more: Hudson Reporter - BAYONNE BRIEFS
The Garden State’s Democratic members of Congress wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday asking that the Department of Justice review a contract the Christie administration is planning to award on Friday to run lottery operations.
New Jersey's six Democratic congressmen asked the U.S. Justice Department today to review the Christie administration's plan for a private company to take over parts of the New Jersey lottery, suggesting it might violate federal law.