More on Economy and Jobs

Mar 1, 2013

Sequestration will impact airlines and Sandy aid, N.J. politicians warn

Long lines at the airport, loss to business and cuts to Sandy aid are all on the horizon as New Jersey and the nation head towards the seemingly inevitable impact of sequestration over the next few weeks and months, according to warnings issued today by members of the state's Democratic Congressional caucus.

Mar 1, 2013

Payne, Menendez, Pallone & Pascrell Hold Press Conference at Newark Airport

Today, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered today at Newark’s Liberty to speak out about the massive across the board spending cuts and their pending impact on air travel and airport safety.

Mar 1, 2013

Federal Budget Cuts Could Affect Airport Safety at Newark Liberty

Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will hold a press conference on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Newark Liberty Airport to condemn the massive, indiscriminate across the board spending cuts set to take effect tomorrow as a result of the so-called budget sequestration.

Feb 27, 2013

Payne Introduces Gun Buy Back Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buy Back Act of 2013, a bill that increases incentives to sell back the most widely used guns in crimes around the country, provides a stimulus to the economy, and recycles the sold guns into environmentally friendly objects needed throughout the community.

Feb 26, 2013

Federal, State Funding Questions Linger This Week for Montclair

Montclair’s school district and township remain in a state of anticipation this week while they wait for news about funding at the state and federal levels in the coming year.

Feb 23, 2013

Modern Baxter Park Apartments in Newark Open Where Baxter Terrace Once Stood

Today, city officials heralded Baxter Park’s amenities and modern design during a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the $21.7 million building on a site where a sprawling, dangerous public housing complex with a similar name once stood. “Once a place to avoid and one where few would choose to live, this area has now become an incubator of this city’s revitalization,” said Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), a former Newark councilman. “This building will reinvigorate Newark’s people.”

Feb 22, 2013

Payne Addresses Approaching Sequester Deadline

As the latest financial crisis looms in Washington, Congressman Donald Payne Jr. says it’s not the Democrats that are cause for concern.

Feb 22, 2013

Newark Celebrates Grand Opening of Baxter Park

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. marked a major milestone in the revitalization of Newark’s Central Ward with the grand opening celebration of Baxter Park, a newly constructed, mixed-income housing community serving families with a variety of incomes, and one of the city’s “greenest buildings.”