More on Economy and Jobs

Aug 30, 2013

Payne Statement in Celebration of Labor Day

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a statement in celebration of Labor Day, thanking America's workers for the tremendous contribution they have made to building and strengthening this country.

Aug 7, 2013

Payne Announces More than $3.5 Million in Assistance to New Jersey Small Businesses

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $3.5 million in assistance today to go to New Jersey small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.

Aug 1, 2013

Payne Introduces Green Jobs Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a press conference today with House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and other House Democrats to discuss House Democrats' commitment to job creation heading into the August district work period.

Jul 30, 2013

Small Business Forum Looks to Ease Jitters About Affordable Care Act

A forum in Newark led by U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. didn’t settle all of the concerns New Jersey small-business owners harbor about the Affordable Care Act, but it made progress.

Jul 29, 2013

Newark forum aims to answer small-business owners' questions on health care reform

Small-business owners with questions on how to comply with the Affordable Care Act can talk to federal officials tonight in Newark at a forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark).

Jul 24, 2013

Payne Marks Four Year Anniversary of Latest Minimum Wage Hike

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. marked the four-year anniversary of the last minimum wage hike to $7.25 an hour today by urging Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act, a bill on which he is a cosponsor.

Jun 24, 2013

SNAP Challenge: 5 Congressmen Live On $4.50 A Day

Congressman Payne, Jr. took the SNAP challenge along with at least 30 other members of Congress, living on just $4.50 a day to protest the $20.5 billion in proposed cuts to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill was defeated due in large part to the cuts to SNAP.

Jun 21, 2013

Payne Tours South Orange Small Businesses

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) toured several small South Orange businesses Friday morning, in honor of National Small Business Week.

Jun 20, 2013

House Rejects Federal Farm Bill that would Cut $21B from Food Stamps Program

The House of Representatives voted today to reject a farm bill that would slash funding to the federal food stamp program, a critical lifeline for one in 10 New Jersey residents.