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Sep 20, 2013

Payne bill would require school emergency preparedness plans

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

Sep 20, 2013

An Escape Plan for All Schools

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. is introducing legislation that would require schools nationwide to have emergency preparedness plans in case of disaster.

Jul 19, 2013

Payne Opposes "Letting Students Down Act"

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in opposition to the Republican reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Jul 16, 2013

Lawmakers May Debate Testing, Teacher Evaulations in NCLB Renewal

Big news of the week is that the U.S. House of Representatives may consider a long-stalled bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Jul 15, 2013

Congressman Payne Jr joins student loan rates conversation

As July 1st, 2013 neared; the pressing nature of interest rates on student loans doubling was growing more than ever during the last week of June. Even with that outcome looming, it seemed that members of Congress on both sides were failing to embrace a necessary compromise on a bill and allow students to pay the price figuratively and literally.

Jul 3, 2013

Federal student loan rates set to double to 6.8 percent Monday

Low-income college students who receive subsidized Stafford educational loans will see their interest rates double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Lawmakers were unable to reach a compromise before the July 1 deadline. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) describes the Senate delay as "unfair and immoral."

Jul 3, 2013

Payne, Pallone Call For Action as Student Loan Interest Rates Double

On Monday, July 1, Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) called for a solution to the doubling of interest rates for federally backed, need-based loans that went into effect today.

Jul 2, 2013

Payne, Pallone Call For Action as Student Loan Interest Rates Double

Newark, NJ – On Monday, July 1, Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) called for a solution to the doubling of interest rates for federally backed, need-based loans that went into effect today.

Jul 1, 2013

Congressmen Payne, Jr. and Pallone Jr. Call for Action Against Doubling of Student Loans

Two New Jersey Congressmen are calling for a solution to the doubling of federal student loan interest rates that took effect today.

Jun 25, 2013

Payne Pushes Congress to Stop the Doubling of Student Loan Interest Rates on July 1

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a press conference at Saint Peter’s University today and urged Congress to work until it comes to a resolution to prevent the doubling of student loan interest rates set to increase on July 1.

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