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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.”

Mar 13, 2013

Ryan Republican Budget Out of Touch with New Jersey's Needs and Priorities

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement after Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican budget for 2013 yesterday.

Mar 13, 2013

Ryan Republican Budget Out of Touch with New Jersey's Needs and Priorities

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement after Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican budget for 2013 yesterday.

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