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Sep 16, 2014

Payne, Menendez, Booker Applaud Addition of Newark Contaminated Site to EPA Superfund List

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for adding the Pierson’s Creek site in Newark to its Superfund list of most hazardous waste sites. New Jersey now has 115 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List, tops in the nation.

Sep 14, 2014

Port operations get $14.8 million federal grant

Port Newark was awarded a $14.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve and expand facilities at Port Newark, create hundreds of jobs and enhance economic opportunities throughout the region.

Sep 12, 2014

Lawmakers pledge support for Rahway River flood control after mayors visit D.C.

The mayors of a handful of communities along the Rahway River will travel today to Washington, D.C., where they will present lawmakers with a petition urging Congress to fund a flood-control study.

Sep 12, 2014

Lawmakers pledge support for Rahway River flood control after mayors visit D.C.

A group of local officials who traveled to Capitol Hill this week to ask for federal money for a Rahway River flood-control study received promises of support from legislators who called the project "essential."

Sep 11, 2014

Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interest

Thousands of women are expected to rally on the west lawn of the Capitol on Saturday for women's equality, voting rights and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, adopted by Congress in 1972.

Sep 9, 2014

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Announce $14.8M TIGER Grant for Port Newark

Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)and Albio Sires (NJ-08) and U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) and today announced a $14,800,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve and expand facilities at Port Newark, create hundreds of jobs and enhance economic opportunities throughout the region.

Aug 14, 2014

Payne Visits Roselle to Learn About Roselle First

“Roselle First” has helped find jobs for 100 residents this year, while aiding many others to prepare resumes and learn job-hunting skills. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. has taken notice; he will be in Roselle today to learn why Roselle First is succeeding, as he promotes some workforce legislation.

Aug 7, 2014

Congressman Payne Takes Aim at Illegal Practice of Employee Misclassification

Payne introduced new legislation that takes aim at employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors. The Payroll Fraud Prevention Act would strengthen protections against the practice used by employers to evade workplace laws such as providing workers compensation and health benefits.

Aug 7, 2014

Payne, NELP, and Labor Workers Push Congress to Pass Payroll Fraud Prevention Act to Put a Stop to the Damaging Effects Employee Misclassification Has on Workers and the Economy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) hosted a press conference with the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and workers on the damaging effects that misclassifying employees as independent contractors has on workers, their families, and the economy.

Aug 7, 2014

Payne Hosts Press Conference Highlighting Misclassification of Employees

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. hosts a news conference with the National Employment Law Project and workers on the effects of misclassifying employees as independent contractors, 1 p.m. at Port Newark.

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