In The News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.