More on Economy and Jobs

Apr 14, 2015

Payne Statement on Equal Pay Day: “It’s Well Past Time” to Close the Pay Gap

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today issued the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day—the day that marks when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

Mar 30, 2015

N.J. congressman revives Paycheck Fairness Act: 'There remains a gender pay gap'

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-New Haven, Connecticut) on Wednesday in sponsoring the eighth reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would ban salary secrecy for employees seeking to uncover wage discrimination and protect employees from any employer retaliation.

Mar 25, 2015

Payne Cosponsors Legislation to End Pay Discrimination

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in introducing the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2015, legislation to help address the wage gap between women and men working equivalent jobs.

Dec 3, 2014

Lawmakers aim to help Atlantic City's economy, laid-off workers

New Jersey lawmakers at both the state and federal level took steps today to give a boost to ailing Atlantic City, which has seen a string of casinos close in recent months.

Dec 3, 2014

Lawmakers seek support for $29M emergency aid for A.C.

New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City.

Nov 21, 2014

Payne Supports President Obama's Immigration Action

President Obama took action to allow some unauthorized immigrants to remain in the United States because House Republicans wouldn't. Rep. Payne, Jr. said, "For the sake of our security, for the sake of our economy, and for the sake of our future, we cannot afford to rely on a dysfunctional immigration system any longer."

Nov 17, 2014

Payne Attends Ribbon Cutting of New Bayonne Firehouse

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) attended a ribbon cutting of a brand new 15,000 square foot fire station paid for with a $3.5 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Sep 29, 2014

Creating an Integrated Grid: Regulators, Legislators Can Help

Integrating more distributed power generation and energy storage can help make a grid more flexible, resilient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Legislators and regulators, at the federal and state level, have an opportunity to craft policy solutions that would make these advanced strategies more feasible -- thus empowering utilities to support broader long-term goals.

Sep 16, 2014

Payne Attends Martin’s Place grand opening

Martin’s Place will offer residents job training, employment opportunities and other re-entry services to give recently released prisoners a second chance in society after they have paid their debt.