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Feb 4, 2014 | CQ

House Backs Bill on Medical Emergency Prep

The House advanced a medical preparedness bill, HR 1791, which included language offered by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. that would require that medical kits and diagnostics be used to protect first responders and their families, immediate victims, and vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, individuals with disabilities and those in underserved communities. Rep. Payne, Jr. said that grant recipients have an obligation to protect first responders and “the most vulnerable in our communities” when disasters strike.

Jan 31, 2014 | WBGO News

Congressman Payne Urges Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. says Republicans in the house have yet to be moved to action. “Until it impacts them personally they just seem not to care and I’m hoping that enough residents in their area tear their doors down and tell them how it is impacting them to where they’ll open their eyes.”

Jan 27, 2014 | Hudson Reporter

Payne Pays Tribute to Amiri Baraka

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. who represents Newark as well as parts of Bayonne and Jersey City, paid tribute Baraka as well, calling him “an icon”

Jan 19, 2014 | Politicker NJ

Newark Honors Amiri Baraka

Issues: Local Issues

Brick City poet and activist Amiri Baraka was remembered in front of more than 3,000 people at Newark's Symphony Hall on Saturday in a verbal whirl of bebop and hip-hop prosody.

Jan 18, 2014 | Montclair Times

Montclair's legislators discuss unemployment insurance

The federally operated Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ended late last year, impacting tens of thousands of unemployed New Jerseyans. U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. [D-10], whose district represents half of Montclair, took to the House floor on Monday evening and called for his colleagues to extend the EUC program.

Jan 16, 2014 | NJ Spotlight

End of Extended Benefits Makes Hard Times Even Harder for Jobless in NJ

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, a Democrat who represents Essex County, said on Monday that the benefits allow the unemployed to “meet their needs on a minimal basis to keep them afloat until they can find a job.”

Jan 2, 2014 | Jersey Journal

Payne to Speak at NAACP Annual MLK Breakfast

Issues: Local Issues

Monumental Baptist Church will host the Jersey City NAACP Branch’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Marriott Hotel, located at Newark Liberty Airport, Newark. The Honorable Donald M. Payne Jr. will be the guest speaker.

Dec 26, 2013 | My Central Jersey

Army Corps to study Rahway Arch over NJDEP objections

At the request of U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to include the controversial Rahway Arch landfill redevelopment project in its upcoming flood study of the Rahway River.

Dec 20, 2013 | Jersey Journal

Obama administration official touts healthcare law in Jersey City

As the deadline looms to sign up for health care on the online federal insurance marketplace, Secretary Anthony Foxx appeared in Jersey City with Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. to urge folks to get covered.

Dec 18, 2013 | Bayonne Briefs

Payne recognized as defender of children

Issues: Local Issues

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.