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

September 22, 2020 Press Release

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

 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. wants to make sure airlines retain as many workers as possible during the current coronavirus public health crisis.    

 

September 17, 2020 Press Release

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September 17, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is proud to announce that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $300,000 to the Black and Latino Technology Angel Investment Fund of New Jersey at the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University (Rutgers CUEED).  The fund helps fulfill the Center’s overall goals to promote more minority small business start-ups in Newark, NJ.           

August 26, 2020 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that the Portal North Bridge Project will receive $248 million in funding. 

August 22, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. voted for the Delivering for America Act today to improve mail delivery nationwide and provide the United States Postal Service $25 billion to handle the expected increase in traffic from mail-in ballots for the 2020 election.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

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August 18, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. visited three local Post Offices in his district today to get more information on how to help them survive the U.S. Postal Service’s unprecedented attack from the Trump Administration.  This week, the House plans to vote on two bills to restore postal service and delivery to pre-coronavirus levels as well as provide the Postal Service with $25 billion in emergency funds. 

August 17, 2020 Press Release

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August 14, 2020 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement regarding the 85th anniversary of Social Security.  It was established on August 14, 1935, to protect seniors and other vulnerable Americans from economic hardship and homelessness after the Great Depression.     

July 30, 2020 Press Release

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