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Jul 3, 2013

Democratic, community leaders blast U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act

Amid political broadsides and calls for congressional action in response to the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a crucial section of the Voting Rights Act, it was a local community activist who brought the crowd to its feet during a rally today in Newark.

Jul 3, 2013

Politicians React to Voting Rights Ruling

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. expressed his extreme disappointment following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act.

Jul 3, 2013

High court's voting rights decision draws call for action

Leading N.J. lawmakers and ministers called Wednesday on lawmakers to fight the U.S. Supreme Court decision that changed the federal voting rights act.

Jun 26, 2013

Payne Celebrates Supreme Court's Decision to Strike Down DOMA

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) celebrates the Supreme Court of United State's decision to strike down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Jun 25, 2013

Payne Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement in response to the decision by the Supreme Court of the United State today in Shelby County v. Holder to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Jun 24, 2013

NOH8 on the Hill III Draws Support From 67 Members of Congress

In a shoot timed to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of DOMA and Proposition 8, the NOH8 Campaign today released NOH8 portraits for the 67 Members of Congress who took part in its third NOH8 on The Hill event, which took place in Washington, D.C., on June 13.

Jun 24, 2013

SNAP Challenge: 5 Congressmen Live On $4.50 A Day

Congressman Payne, Jr. took the SNAP challenge along with at least 30 other members of Congress, living on just $4.50 a day to protest the $20.5 billion in proposed cuts to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill was defeated due in large part to the cuts to SNAP.

Jun 20, 2013

House Rejects Federal Farm Bill that would Cut $21B from Food Stamps Program

The House of Representatives voted today to reject a farm bill that would slash funding to the federal food stamp program, a critical lifeline for one in 10 New Jersey residents.

Jun 20, 2013

Farm Bill Cutting Aid to Poor Fails as 62 Republicans Join 172 Democrats

After much drama, a farm bill that would cut $20 billion in food stamps over ten years failed in the House today by 39 votes. The reaction of Rep. Don Payne (D-NJ) summed up typical Democratic opposition to the farm bill. “Today, I was proud to stand up for the most disadvantaged among us."