Fiscal Responsibility

We must reduce our long-term debt, but not at the expense of short-term investments like education and jobs training, transportation and infrastructure, and research and development that will create jobs, grow the economy, and rebuild a strong middle class as well as create ladders of opportunity for those working to get into the middle class.  I believe in a balanced approach to reducing our deficit – one that cuts spending responsibly, closes corporate tax loopholes, protects the most vulnerable, and ensures millionaires pay their fair share.  We cannot simply cut our way to prosperity.  Instead, we must continue to examine a long-term deficit reduction plan that preserves investments that will ensure we remain the competitive leader in an advancing, global economy.

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March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after voting in support of the FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives:

May 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY2017 omnibus spending bill.
April 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill, or continuing resolution, to keep the federal government open through May 5.
September 29, 2014 In The News
Integrating more distributed power generation and energy storage can help make a grid more flexible, resilient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Legislators and regulators, at the federal and state level, have an opportunity to craft policy solutions that would make these advanced strategies more feasible -- thus empowering utilities to support broader long-term goals.
September 16, 2014 In The News
Martin’s Place will offer residents job training, employment opportunities and other re-entry services to give recently released prisoners a second chance in society after they have paid their debt.
September 14, 2014 In The News
Port Newark was awarded a $14.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve and expand facilities at Port Newark, create hundreds of jobs and enhance economic opportunities throughout the region.
August 7, 2014 In The News
Payne introduced new legislation that takes aim at employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors. The Payroll Fraud Prevention Act would strengthen protections against the practice used by employers to evade workplace laws such as providing workers compensation and health benefits.
August 7, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) hosted a press conference with the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and workers on the damaging effects that misclassifying employees as independent contractors has on workers, their families, and the economy.
August 7, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. hosts a news conference with the National Employment Law Project and workers on the effects of misclassifying employees as independent contractors, 1 p.m. at Port Newark.
June 24, 2014 In The News
The Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications convened a hearing at NJIT at the request of Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District), its ranking Democrat, to examine security measures taken for the 2014 Super Bowl.