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May 18, 2013

More than morality or logic, technological advancements will impact and likely amend the Second Amendment's lack of most limits on firearms

Most Democrats and some Republicans in the Congress support strengthening background checks to prevent criminals and people with potentially dangerous mental illnesses from obtaining firearms. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., who represents half of Montclair, is co-sponsoring background-check legislation.

May 16, 2013

Payne co-sponsored legislation for background checks on gun purchases

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to help prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Expanding the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales, H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 ensures that criminals, terrorists, and the dangerously mentally ill cannot slip through background-check loopholes that endanger the safety and rights of every American.

May 13, 2013

Green card lottery, a ticket to hope for many, could be eliminated

As Congress moves forward in drafting an immigration bill, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. presses for the need to preserve the diversity visa program.

May 10, 2013

Payne Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Gun Background Check Legislation

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to help prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

May 6, 2013

Christie vetoes bill to give N.J. Legislature a say in lottery privatization plan

Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill that would have required his administration to get the state Legislature's approval to go ahead with a plan to privatize parts of the New Jersey Lottery. Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) called it "absolutely astonishing" and said "the people of New Jersey deserve transparency."

May 3, 2013

Tenth Annual Essex County Walk to End Hunger Draws Hundreds

he Tenth Annual Essex County Walk to End Hunger, beginning in Washington Park in Newark and ending at the Federal Building, drew hundreds of supporters from the community and local food pantries to raise money and awareness. Food Pantries in the MEND consortium fed over 80,000 in 2012.

May 1, 2013

Payne Meets with FSD Drummer, Sets Goal to Make Newark Liberty Model for the Nation

Stresses Need to Improve Security Despite Sequestration

Apr 24, 2013

Payne asks DOJ to review lottery privatization plan

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. was among a number of U.S. Congress members asking Attorney General Eric Holder to request that the Department of Justice (DOJ) conduct a formal review of New Jersey’s proposal to privatize the state’s lottery to ensure the plan complies with federal law. Read more: Hudson Reporter - BAYONNE BRIEFS

Apr 23, 2013

Payne Proudly Announces Tenth Congressional District National Endowment for the Arts Grant Recipients

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) proudly announces the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Ark Works grants to three recipients in New Jersey’s Tenth Congressional District.

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