More on Economy and Jobs

Oct 1, 2013

Black small businesses to feel sting of shutdown

A shutdown has a ripple effect throughout the economy as many federal services come to a grinding halt. One such service is the U.S. Small Business Administration, also known as the SBA. The SBA provides loans and many black businesses access these loans and other services.

Oct 1, 2013

Congress misses deadline for averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the clock ticked down on a dizzying day of budget brinksmanship, the White House’s budget office announced that it was notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down today.

Oct 1, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican Government Shutdown

Extremely disappointed in the House Republicans' ability to pass a bill to fund the government and leave it open, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement.

Sep 30, 2013

Rep. Payne Says Republicans Are Holding Americans, Congress Hostage

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-10) told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that the Republicans and a small minority of their caucus are holding the American people and the Congress hostage by trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

Sep 29, 2013

Payne Opposes Reckless Republican Government Shutdown Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after Republicans voted to pass H.Res. 366, or what he likes to call the "Reckless Republican Shutdown Bill."

Sep 25, 2013

Sierra Leone open for business, says delegation visiting Essex County College

With 11 years of civil war and 10 years of rebuilding behind them, Sierra Leone’s government wants to bolster its economy by doing business with the one U.S. state they say has the highest number of expatriates: New Jersey.

Sep 21, 2013

Why 1 Trillion Dollars In Black Buying Power Should Be Used To Start Black Businesses

By 2015 African Americans will yield $1.1 trillion in spending. But that thirteen-figure power should be used to invest in not only patronizing black-owned businesses but starting black-owned businesses, says Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D, NJ).

Sep 16, 2013

Payne Speaks at Small Business Development Conference

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Small Business, spoke at the Small Business Development Conference, Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Creating Wealth and Opportunity in the 21st Century, this Saturday.

Sep 11, 2013

Montclair to host entrepreneurship conference

"Reviving the Entrepreneurial Sprit: Creating Jobs and Wealth in a 21st-Century Economy" will feature speakers such as U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark); Michele Lee, regional president of Wells Fargo; and John Harmon, president of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.