More on Economy and Jobs

Jan 18, 2014

Montclair's legislators discuss unemployment insurance

The federally operated Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ended late last year, impacting tens of thousands of unemployed New Jerseyans. U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D-10], whose district represents half of Montclair, took to the House floor on Monday evening and called for his colleagues to extend the EUC program.

Jan 16, 2014

End of Extended Benefits Makes Hard Times Even Harder for Jobless in NJ

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, a Democrat who represents Essex County, said on Monday that the benefits allow the unemployed to “meet their needs on a minimal basis to keep them afloat until they can find a job.”

Jan 9, 2014

Payne and Freshman House Democrats Call on Speaker Boehner for Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 48 other Freshman House Democrats urged Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) to schedule an immediate up-or-down vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

Jan 7, 2014

Payne Applauds Senate for Taking First Step Toward Extending Unemployment Insurance

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37.

Dec 13, 2013

90,000 May Lose Unemployment Long Term Benefits in 2014

The decision by Congress not to renew long term unemployment benefits affects some 90,000 New Jerseyans. Congressman Donald Payne is among the lawmakers calling on his colleagues to renew the extended benefits program. If Congress doesn’t take action another 80,000 New Jersey residents will lose their long term unemployment benefits in the first half of 2014.

Dec 11, 2013

Payne Urges Speaker Boehner to Bring Up Unemployment Insurance Extension

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28.

Dec 4, 2013

Legislators criticize employer mandate rules

Although Republicans continue to hold committee hearings to criticize the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Payne, Jr. likened it to Social Security, saying that the bones of the law are good and that they are here to stay.