More on Economy and Jobs

Feb 7, 2014

New Jersey lawmakers urge defiant Gov. Christie to push for fair wages at airports

A fleet of politicians from both sides of the Hudson River have sent letters to Gov. Chris Christie demanding raises for workers at Newark Airport. The beleaguered governor has in recent days received missives from Rep. Charlie Rangel, New Jersey Reps. Donald Payne and Frank Pallone, and Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage.

Feb 7, 2014

Christie Port Authority appointee questions impact of a wage hike for airport workers on travel costs

Congressmen Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey and Charles B. Rangel of New York, both Democrats, issued a joint statement Thursday, asking Christie to follow New York Governor Cuomo’s example and to raise the wage of New Jersey's airport workers.

Feb 6, 2014

Payne & Rangel Urge Christie to Raise the Wage of NJ Airport Workers

In response to the Port Authority's announcement to increase pay for airport workers at Kennedy and LaGuardia, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) sent the following letter asking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to take action that will also increase the wage of airport workers in New Jersey:

Feb 5, 2014

Payne Smart Grid Bill Passes Committee

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act, as an amendment offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP).

Feb 4, 2014

Payne Calls Gender Pay Gap Shocking

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. spoke on the need for Congress to act to close the gender wage gap. Rep. Payne, Jr. said this disparity is shocking and called on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, pass the FAMILY Act, and raise the minimum wage because when “Women Succeed, America Succeeds.”

Jan 31, 2014

Congressman Payne Urges Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. says Republicans in the house have yet to be moved to action. “Until it impacts them personally they just seem not to care and I’m hoping that enough residents in their area tear their doors down and tell them how it is impacting them to where they’ll open their eyes.”

Jan 30, 2014

Rep. Payne, Jr. and Mayor Quintana Demand Congress Extend Long-Term Unemployment Insurance at Newark's One Stop Career Center

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, and One Stop Career Center Operations Director Norma Gonzalez, along with Newark residents who are unemployed, hosted a press conference on the need to extend unemployment insurance at Newark’s One Stop Career Center on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address.