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Sep 19, 2013

Payne Votes Against Increasing Hunger in America

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted against the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” Republican legislation which cuts basic food aid (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP) by nearly $40 billion, kicking nearly 4 million Americans off the program next year. The measure passed by a vote of 217 to 210.

Sep 12, 2013

Essex County Remembers 9/11 in Ceremony

Rep. Payne, Jr. who had just met with President Obama stated, "we are dealing with serious issues in these days" and promised as a committee member for the House Committee on Homeland Security, that he would advocate for making 9/11 A National Day of Remembrance.

Sep 11, 2013

9/11 Memorial Ceremony Draws More Than 200

Twelve years after the tragic events of Sept. 11, residents, police and officials fill the on the cloudy Wednesday morning to honor lost loved ones.

Aug 29, 2013

Democrats Mark March Anniversary With Call to Action

Democratic lawmakers used the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary to call on Congress to act on a host of stalled priorities. Payne said that recent events serve as stark reminders that there is more work to do.

Aug 14, 2013

Payne & House Democrats Call On Republicans To Support Nutrition Programs

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., along with a united 204 House Democrats, called on Republican House Speaker John Boehner to support programs to help America’s hungry children and families.

Aug 13, 2013

Payne, House Democratic Caucus Call on Speaker Boehner to Fund SNAP

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with a united 204 House Democrats, called on Speaker John Boehner to stop turning his back on America’s hungry children and families. In a letter, they implored the Speaker to include funding for nutrition programs in any future Farm Bill that comes before the House of Representatives.

Aug 7, 2013

Payne Announces More than $3.5 Million in Assistance to New Jersey Small Businesses

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $3.5 million in assistance today to go to New Jersey small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.

Aug 1, 2013

Payne Introduces Bipartisan Smart Grid Legislation

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the bipartisan bill, the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013, legislation in response to the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey’s power grid and critical infrastructure.

Jul 30, 2013

Small Business Forum Looks to Ease Jitters About Affordable Care Act

A forum in Newark led by U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. didn’t settle all of the concerns New Jersey small-business owners harbor about the Affordable Care Act, but it made progress.