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Jan 18, 2014

Montclair's legislators discuss unemployment insurance

The federally operated Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ended late last year, impacting tens of thousands of unemployed New Jerseyans. U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D-10], whose district represents half of Montclair, took to the House floor on Monday evening and called for his colleagues to extend the EUC program.

Jan 16, 2014

End of Extended Benefits Makes Hard Times Even Harder for Jobless in NJ

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, a Democrat who represents Essex County, said on Monday that the benefits allow the unemployed to “meet their needs on a minimal basis to keep them afloat until they can find a job.”

Jan 9, 2014

Payne and Freshman House Democrats Call on Speaker Boehner for Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 48 other Freshman House Democrats urged Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) to schedule an immediate up-or-down vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.

Jan 7, 2014

Payne Applauds Senate for Taking First Step Toward Extending Unemployment Insurance

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37.

Jan 2, 2014

Payne to Speak at NAACP Annual MLK Breakfast

Monumental Baptist Church will host the Jersey City NAACP Branch’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Marriott Hotel, located at Newark Liberty Airport, Newark. The Honorable Donald M. Payne Jr. will be the guest speaker.

Dec 20, 2013

Obama administration official touts healthcare law in Jersey City

As the deadline looms to sign up for health care on the online federal insurance marketplace, Secretary Anthony Foxx appeared in Jersey City with Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. to urge folks to get covered.

Dec 18, 2013

Payne recognized as defender of children

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.