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Mar 6, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Newark group headed to D.C. to lobby against school leader, controversial reforms

In an attempt to up the ante in the fight against Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson's controversial reforms, elected officials said today they plan to lobby for federal intervention.

Mar 6, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Garrett only N.J. lawmaker to oppose Homeland Security bill without anti-immigration provision

U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett was the only New Jersey lawmaker to vote against legislation today that would fund the Department of Homeland Security without also affecting President Obama's executive orders in immigration.

Mar 6, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Pascrell only N.J. lawmaker opposing short-term funding for Homeland Security Dept.

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. was one of only five House Democrats to vote against a one-week spending bill for the federal Department of Homeland Security for one week while lawmakers try to fund the agency through Sept. 30.

Feb 23, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Republicans must put safety of American people above politics | Opinion

On Feb. 27, the Department of Homeland Security will run out of funding and shut down vital operations unless Congress passes legislation to fund the agency. Members of Congress have a responsibility to take immediate, bipartisan action to fund the DHS and ensure the security of families here in New Jersey and throughout our nation.

Dec 3, 2014 | Star Ledger

Lawmakers aim to help Atlantic City's economy, laid-off workers

New Jersey lawmakers at both the state and federal level took steps today to give a boost to ailing Atlantic City, which has seen a string of casinos close in recent months.

Dec 3, 2014 | Phillly Inquirer

Lawmakers seek support for $29M emergency aid for A.C.

New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City.

Nov 26, 2014 | PolitickerNJ

Payne Jr. “deeply disappointed” by Ferguson grand jury decision

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) expressed dismay the day after a Saint Louis County, Mo. grand jury declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the Saint Louis suburb of Ferguson in August.

Nov 21, 2014 | The Star Ledger

Payne Supports President Obama's Immigration Action

President Obama took action to allow some unauthorized immigrants to remain in the United States because House Republicans wouldn't. Rep. Payne, Jr. said, "For the sake of our security, for the sake of our economy, and for the sake of our future, we cannot afford to rely on a dysfunctional immigration system any longer."

Nov 16, 2014 | Jersey Journal

Pre-Thanksgiving event in Jersey City, Nov. 15, 2014

Issues: Local Issues

A pre-Thanksgiving family event was held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Hundreds of children attended with family members as well as U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Jersey City Councilwoman Diane Coleman, and Freeholder-elect Gerard Balmir.

Nov 12, 2014 | The Patch

Teens from Jack and Jill Meet with Congressman Payne

Issues: Local Issues

The teens were happy to have Congressman Payne visit with them and share his experiences on Capitol Hill and the issues he is focused on for the 10th Congressional District of NJ.