Economy and Jobs

For America to succeed, the economy needs to grow.  One of my top priorities in Congress has been to support bills and initiatives that create and sustain good-paying jobs and industries for American workers today and tomorrow.  We create these jobs when we support incentives for high-tech and green-tech businesses, rebuild America's roads and bridges, and encourage high school and college graduates to pursue careers in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as the critical public sector, such as teachers and our first responders. We can help secure this growth through dedicated support for our small businesses.  Right now, two out of every three new jobs in America come from small businesses.  We increase jobs and opportunities for Americans when we give these small businesses access to capital, encourage investment in these businesses, and help them provide health care to their workers in a sustainable manner.  I am fighting every day for bills and policies that allow our small businesses to survive and thrive across the country.

It is something I have tremendous experience with already.  In Newark, I helped bring Panasonic’s North American Headquarters to the city, where it has created a $200 million office tower and created nearly 1,000 jobs. Also, I have created public-private partnerships throughout the district to grow the local economy and create good high-tech jobs.  One example happened when I partnered with Essex County College and area hotels to create a ground-breaking jobs training program for students to give them the skills to work in the growing hospitality industry throughout the district.  When we work together, American businesses and workers succeed.  

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More on Economy and Jobs

April 12, 2021 Press Release

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

March 31, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding today’s release of President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan.  The plan would create millions of new jobs to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure and water distribution system, modernize our nation’s schools and childcare facilities, and upgrade American veterans’ hospitals.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

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

March 12, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. released a list of the estimated funding for the counties and communities of New Jersey’s 10th District from the recently passed American Rescue Plan.  Again, the figures below are estimations and could be subject to change once final funding totals are calculated.     

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March 10, 2021 Press Release

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February 27, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan today to support New Jersey residents and all Americans during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.  The bill was a success for Rep. Payne, Jr. because he fought for efforts to get direct funding to New Jersey and local communities throughout the 10th District.      

February 5, 2021 Press Release

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January 11, 2021 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to make sure the Portal North Bridge receives the federal attention and funding necessary in the new Congress to finish the project as soon as possible.

December 21, 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 Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act today to support New Jersey residents and all Americans during the coronavirus health and economic crisis.