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May 19, 2016

Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 85 other Members of Congress issued the following joint statement regarding the Verizon strike and ongoing labor negotiations.

Apr 20, 2016

Payne, Jr., 51 House Members Urge President to Make Federal Government “Model Employer” With Fair Chance Hiring Policies

Congressman Payne, Jr. joined 51 House colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to take steps to solidify fair chance hiring policies in the federal government.

Apr 12, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Equal Pay Day

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day—the day that marks when women’s wages, on average, catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

Apr 4, 2016

Payne, Jr. Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Audible Employees

Congressman Payne, Jr. hosted a roundtable discussion with Audible employees to discuss Audible’s operation, the growth of Newark as a tech hub, and ways the government can help tech companies continue innovating, creating jobs, and growing the tech industry in the city.

Feb 23, 2016

N.J. lawmakers seek end to Newark Airport screening delays

Upset over hour-long wait times at Newark Airport security checkpoints during Christmas, federal lawmakers from New Jersey asked the Transportation Security Administration on Thursday to prevent a repeat performance this spring.

Feb 11, 2016

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Call on TSA to Address Newark Airport Security Delays

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) was joined by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08) in calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to address staffing issues at Newark Liberty International Airport amid significant delays at security check points during peak travel times, including unusually long delays this past holiday season.

Jan 29, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on the Seventh Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement today to mark the seventh anniversary of the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Dec 22, 2015

Maximum Monthly Commuter Tax Benefit for Transit Riders Increased

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10) made an appearance at New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Walnut Station in Montclair on Monday to urge transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.

Dec 22, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Deliver Holiday Gift for NJ Transit Riders: Tax Breaks, Money Back in Their Pockets

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker at New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Walnut Station in Montclair to urge transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.

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