Economy and Jobs

I have tremendous experience creating jobs in Newark as I was instrumental in brokering a deal that brought Panasonic’s North American Headquarters to the city where the company is building a $200 million office tower and is expected to create nearly 1,000 jobs. Also, as a result of his partnership with Newark-based marketing firm Integrated Data Solutions, I have experience fostering creative public-private partnerships to grow the local economy and create good high-tech jobs. Payne also partnered with Essex County College and area hotels to create a ground-breaking jobs training program for students so that they had the skills to work in a growing hospitality industry in Newark. Payne will bring this experience to Congress where he will fight to create incentives for high-tech and green-tech businesses, create infrastructure jobs rebuilding the district’s roads and bridges, and bring back jobs for our public sector employees, including teachers and our first responders. 

As a member of the Committee on Small Business, I understand that small businesses are critical to the economy’s sustained growth and will work to ensure small business owners have the resources they need to hire, grow, and achieve the American Dream. Right now, two out of every three net new jobs in America are created by small businesses. As such, I am fighting to promote continued growth and success in our small business communities by expanding access to capital, providing incentives for those small businesses that hire workers, and ensuring small business owners are given assistance in providing health care to workers.

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More on Economy and Jobs

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for a bill to extend the popular Paycheck Protection Program yesterday.  The application deadline for the program, designed to help small business owners pay to retain employees as well as expenses, had expired.  The new bill would extend the application deadline for new loans until August 8, 2020.              

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. co-sponsored the COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund Act today.  The $75 billion bill (H.R. 6729) would provide financial assistance to homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage during the coronavirus global pandemic.  It would help them pay their mortgage as well as property taxes, property insurance, utilities, and other housing-related costs to prevent foreclosures.                 

June 10, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act today to support Americans as well as state and local governments during this public health and economic crisis. 

May 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced support for The Heroes Act, the latest legislation to address the continued coronavirus public health crisis.  The bill would provide support for struggling families and essential workers with funds for testing and tracing measures, key support for frontline workers, and more direct payments to the American people. 

May 13, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants four major airlines to use coronavirus stimulus funding to help customers and workers during the coronavirus global pandemic.    

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced The Hazardous Duty Pay for Frontline Federal Workers Act today to increase the wages of the most critical federal workers during this coronavirus global pandemic. 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act today to support American small businesses, hospitals, and increased testing during this public health and economic crisis. 

April 14, 2020 Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced today that Newark Liberty International Airport would receive almost $148 million from the recent CARES Act stimulus package to help Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  Overall, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded 24 New Jersey airports roughly $161 million in funding.