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Mar 20, 2013

Payne Announces $2.5 Million Grant Awarded to Jersey City Hurricane Sandy First Responders

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) is proud to announce more than $2.5 million in grants awarded to New Jersey through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the work Jersey City first responders performed during Hurricane Sandy.

Mar 20, 2013

Payne Announces $2.5 Million Grant Awarded to Jersey City Hurricane Sandy First Responders

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) is proud to announce more than $2.5 million in grants awarded to New Jersey through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the work Jersey City first responders performed during Hurricane Sandy.

Mar 19, 2013

Obama Official Surprises with Good News for Liberian Immigrants

New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. hosted a conference focusing on the concerns of Liberian immigrants last Friday. The conference took place in conjunction with the Liberian Pastors Association. It was held to focus on the need to for an immediate extension for Liberian immigrants called a Deferred Enforced Departure or “DED”. In a surprise that was greeted by cheers and applause, Obama Administration Homeland Security official Denise Vanison announced that the President would grant the extension for 18 months.

Mar 15, 2013

Payne Hosts Liberian National Immigration Conference

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted the Liberian National Immigration Conference in conjunction with the Liberian Pastors Association to express support for Liberians in the U.S. and to highlight the need for an immediate extension of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Extension of DED for the approximately 3,600 eligible Liberians living in the United States was announced by Denise Vanison, DHS Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy [pictured top left], at the conference.

Mar 15, 2013

Payne Hosts Liberian National Immigration Conference

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted the Liberian National Immigration Conference in conjunction with the Liberian Pastors Association to express support for Liberians in the U.S. and to highlight the need for an immediate extension of the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Extension of DED for the approximately 3,600 eligible Liberians living in the United States was announced by Denise Vanison, DHS Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy [pictured top left], at the conference.

Mar 15, 2013

GOP Votes NO to Raise Minimum Wage, Passes Bill that Undermines Investments in Jobs Training

Today, the House passed H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act. The bill freezes WIA program funding for FY2014-2020, which has already been cut in half since 2001, and also consolidates or eliminates 35 programs, most of them WIA programs, into state block grants. That block granting would give states wide discretion to pick and choose eligible groups of participants according to the political and ideological predispositions of their Governors. The bill would also limit the role of organized labor in Workforce Investment Boards. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted NO on the bill.

Mar 15, 2013

GOP Votes NO to Raise Minimum Wage, Passes Bill that Undermines Investments in Jobs Training

Today, the House passed H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act. The bill freezes WIA program funding for FY2014-2020, which has already been cut in half since 2001, and also consolidates or eliminates 35 programs, most of them WIA programs, into state block grants. That block granting would give states wide discretion to pick and choose eligible groups of participants according to the political and ideological predispositions of their Governors. The bill would also limit the role of organized labor in Workforce Investment Boards. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted NO on the bill.

Mar 15, 2013

GOP Votes NO to Raise Minimum Wage, Passes Bill that Undermines Investments in Jobs Training

Today, the House passed H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act. The bill freezes WIA program funding for FY2014-2020, which has already been cut in half since 2001, and also consolidates or eliminates 35 programs, most of them WIA programs, into state block grants. That block granting would give states wide discretion to pick and choose eligible groups of participants according to the political and ideological predispositions of their Governors. The bill would also limit the role of organized labor in Workforce Investment Boards. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted NO on the bill.

Mar 14, 2013

TSA Chief Grilled on Knife Rule at Congressional Hearing

New Jersey’s sole member of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), is not a member of the subcommittee, but he sat in on the hearing, noting that his district includes Newark Liberty International Airport, where one of the 9/11 jets took off before crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. Payne told Pistole the knife rule was “flawed.”

Mar 14, 2013

TSA Chief Grilled on Knife Rule at Congressional Hearing

New Jersey’s sole member of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), is not a member of the subcommittee, but he sat in on the hearing, noting that his district includes Newark Liberty International Airport, where one of the 9/11 jets took off before crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. Payne told Pistole the knife rule was “flawed.”

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