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June 10th marked the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, landmark legislation signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to end gender discrimination in the workplace and provide women with equal pay for equal work.
A federal air travel security program costing more than $800 million was supposed to help identify potential security threats. Instead, the program has delivered two miserable outcomes: It was ineffective and, in the opinion of Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), “actually encouraged shameless racial profiling.”
An inspector general’s report released today found that the TSA had failed to demonstrate the effectiveness of a nationwide behavior detection program that was misused by some managers and screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport to engage in racial profiling.
Political leaders from the national, state and local level stopped by New Jersey’s largest food bank this afternoon to voice their opposition to a bill that would slash funding for federal programs that help feed the hungry.
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) toured Kessler Foundation on Wednesday to learn about its rehabilitation research to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Tyler Ballon of Jersey City's Henry Snyder High School won the Congressional Art Competition for the state's 10th district. Ballon's entry, a color pencil self-portrait, is one of many the teen has drawn.
Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. spoke at Heard A.M.E. Church on Sunday, where he was presented with a plaque in memory of his father, who represented New Jersey in Congress prior to his death last year.
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.