More on Education

Jun 25, 2013

Congressman Payne to Hold Press Conference Tuesday on Student Loan Debate

With student loan interest rates set to double come July 1, students will find themselves in an increasingly difficult position: the money they owe will continue to pile even as the country’s job growth struggles to meet the new number of graduates each year.

May 23, 2013

Payne Introduces Promise Neighborhoods Act

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced The Promise Neighborhoods Act, which will make permanent the federal funding of Promise Neighborhoods, a program that provides competitive grants to support neighborhood-based, cradle-to-career educational and social support programs for children in distressed neighborhoods.

Apr 23, 2013

Payne Proudly Announces Tenth Congressional District National Endowment for the Arts Grant Recipients

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) proudly announces the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Ark Works grants to three recipients in New Jersey’s Tenth Congressional District.

Mar 21, 2013

Payne Blasts House Republican Budget

The House Republican budget is a disaster of epic proportions as it cuts critical investments in our future, raises taxes on the middle class, destroys the safety net for working families and seniors, and kills jobs.

Mar 15, 2013

GOP Votes NO to Raise Minimum Wage, Passes Bill that Undermines Investments in Jobs Training

Today, the House passed H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act. The bill freezes WIA program funding for FY2014-2020, which has already been cut in half since 2001, and also consolidates or eliminates 35 programs, most of them WIA programs, into state block grants. That block granting would give states wide discretion to pick and choose eligible groups of participants according to the political and ideological predispositions of their Governors. The bill would also limit the role of organized labor in Workforce Investment Boards. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted NO on the bill.

Mar 13, 2013

Ryan Republican Budget Out of Touch with New Jersey's Needs and Priorities

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement after Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican budget for 2013 yesterday.

Feb 26, 2013

Federal, State Funding Questions Linger This Week for Montclair

Montclair’s school district and township remain in a state of anticipation this week while they wait for news about funding at the state and federal levels in the coming year.

Feb 12, 2013

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.’s Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Tonight, President Obama outlined a vision to restore the American Dream for everyone who calls this country home