More on Economy and Jobs

May 5, 2014

Lawmakers would double fines for deceptive air fare pricing

Heading into the summer travel season, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) want to double fines against airlines and on-line ticket sellers that fail to post a ticket's total cost up front, and hit buyers with additional charges when they check-out.

Apr 22, 2014

Payne Releases Report: Ryan Republican Budget a Recipe for Disaster for Communities of Color

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a report today detailing how the Ryan Republican Budget would undermine the economic security of communities of color.

Apr 15, 2014

Congressman Payne Tours Newark's Small Businesses

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. went door to door along Halsey Street in Newark today speaking with business owners one on one, in an effort to reach out to the city’s often struggling entrepreneurs.

Apr 11, 2014


Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined with Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressmen Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of plans to clean up the Passaic River.

Mar 20, 2014

Democratic Support Grows For Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

Earlier this week, Rep. Donald M Payne, Jr. and nearly 200 lawmakers signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to use executive authority to ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors.

Mar 19, 2014

South Orange Fire Department Awarded Grant to Hire Two New Firefighters

United States Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Donald Payne Jr. paid a visit to the village firehouse on Wednesday to announce the awarding of a $339,600 federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the South Orange Fire Department that will be used to hire two new firefighters.

Feb 19, 2014

Congressman Payne, Jr. Introduces New Entrepreneurship Training Legislation

This week, in recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week, Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the Growing Small Businesses Act (H.R. 4063), new legislation that would make more training and resources available to low- and moderate-income (LMI) prospective entrepreneurs.

Feb 18, 2014

Payne Introduces Growing Small Businesses Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced H.R. 4063, the Growing Small Businesses Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), in advance of National Entrepreneurship Week, recognized February 15 – 22, 2014. The Growing Small Businesses Act would encourage federal job training centers to develop entrepreneurial training programs as a strategy for job creation.

Feb 15, 2014

Federal grant will allow Jersey City to hire 30 new firefighters

The Jersey City Fire Department received a $6.87 million federal grant for the Jersey City Fire Department that will help replace or retain 49 firefighters who either previously retired or whose positions were slated for elimination due to municipal budget constraints. The department intends to hire 30 new firefighters.