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Oct 10, 2013

Payne Statement on the Passing of Mayor Booker's Father

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement after the passing of Cary Booker, the father of Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Oct 4, 2013

Affordable Care Act workshop answers questions in Montclair

For locals with lingering questions concerning the marketplace and how the Affordable Care Act will impact them, BlueWave NJ President Marcia Marley, in coordination with Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10), organized an information seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at United Way of Northern New Jersey headquarters.

Oct 1, 2013

Black small businesses to feel sting of shutdown

A shutdown has a ripple effect throughout the economy as many federal services come to a grinding halt. One such service is the U.S. Small Business Administration, also known as the SBA. The SBA provides loans and many black businesses access these loans and other services.

Oct 1, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican Government Shutdown

Extremely disappointed in the House Republicans' ability to pass a bill to fund the government and leave it open, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement.

Sep 30, 2013

Rep. Payne Says Republicans Are Holding Americans, Congress Hostage

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-10) told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that the Republicans and a small minority of their caucus are holding the American people and the Congress hostage by trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

Sep 27, 2013

Payne Celebrates Court Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey

Congressman Payne celebrates equality in New Jersey as the court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the state is long overdue. Payne strongly urges the state to implement the court’s ruling without hesitation and without delay.

Sep 27, 2013

President Koroma’s SEA Receives Plaque with a Written Tribute on his Behalf in USA

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. presents a plaque, written in tribute for President Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone.

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.