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Dec 8, 2014

Payne Dedicates MLK Drive Jersey City Post Office in Honor of the Late Judge Shirley A. Tolentino

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, and Councilwoman Diane Coleman (Ward F) dedicated the Jersey City Post Office located at 369 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, N.J. in honor of the late Judge Shirley A. Tolentino.

Dec 3, 2014

Lawmakers aim to help Atlantic City's economy, laid-off workers

New Jersey lawmakers at both the state and federal level took steps today to give a boost to ailing Atlantic City, which has seen a string of casinos close in recent months.

Dec 3, 2014

Lawmakers seek support for $29M emergency aid for A.C.

New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City.

Nov 25, 2014

Payne Deeply Disappointed in Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a statement sharing his disappointment following the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.

Nov 21, 2014

Payne Supports President Obama's Immigration Action

President Obama took action to allow some unauthorized immigrants to remain in the United States because House Republicans wouldn't. Rep. Payne, Jr. said, "For the sake of our security, for the sake of our economy, and for the sake of our future, we cannot afford to rely on a dysfunctional immigration system any longer."

Nov 18, 2014

Payne Introduces Statewide Interoperable Communications (SWIC) Enhancement Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the Statewide Interoperable Communications (SWIC) Enhancement Act in coordination with a hearing on “Interoperable Communications: Assessing Progress Since 9/11,” held by the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications where Rep. Payne, Jr. serves as Ranking Member.

Nov 17, 2014

Payne Attends Ribbon Cutting of New Bayonne Firehouse

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) attended a ribbon cutting of a brand new 15,000 square foot fire station paid for with a $3.5 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Nov 16, 2014

Pre-Thanksgiving event in Jersey City, Nov. 15, 2014

A pre-Thanksgiving family event was held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Hundreds of children attended with family members as well as U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Jersey City Councilwoman Diane Coleman, and Freeholder-elect Gerard Balmir.

Nov 14, 2014

Payne Honors the Life of Late Rutgers University Professor Clement Price

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. submitted the following statement into the U.S. House of Representatives official record, honoring the life of Rutgers University Professor Clement Price, whose funeral is being held today in Newark, New Jersey.

Nov 12, 2014

Teens from Jack and Jill Meet with Congressman Payne

The teens were happy to have Congressman Payne visit with them and share his experiences on Capitol Hill and the issues he is focused on for the 10th Congressional District of NJ.