More on Fiscal Responsibility

Sep 29, 2013

Payne Opposes Reckless Republican Government Shutdown Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after Republicans voted to pass H.Res. 366, or what he likes to call the "Reckless Republican Shutdown Bill."

May 9, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican “Pay China First” Act

In a completely reckless and political move, Republicans put China first before our troops, disabled veterans, Medicare patients, and small businesses today. The “Pay China First” Act is yet another irresponsible GOP-manufactured economic crisis that risks the full faith and credit of our country by paying foreign bond holders including China, Iran, and the Cayman Islands before guaranteeing FDIC savings and debt obligations to Social Security, Medicare, and Veterans trust funds.

Mar 27, 2013

Report: Cuts to Social Security, Medicare could hurt N.J. small business owners

If the budget battle in Congress results in cuts to Social Security or Medicare, it would undermine small business owners’ retirement plans and weaken consumer demand for goods, according to a report by two national advocacy groups.

Mar 27, 2013

GOP-Backed Benefit Cuts Called Harmful to Small Businesses in NJ

Concerned that their voices are being ignored in Washington, D.C., New Jersey small-business owners and advocates spoke out yesterday against potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

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 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.

Mar 1, 2013

N.J. officials: Federal cuts will inflict widespread pain

Broad federal spending cuts set in motion today will have gradual, painful effects on New Jersey’s economy, from bottlenecks at the state’s airports to lost paychecks and programs for vulnerable residents, officials said.

Mar 1, 2013

Sequestration will impact airlines and Sandy aid, N.J. politicians warn

Long lines at the airport, loss to business and cuts to Sandy aid are all on the horizon as New Jersey and the nation head towards the seemingly inevitable impact of sequestration over the next few weeks and months, according to warnings issued today by members of the state's Democratic Congressional caucus.

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