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Dec 15, 2013 | Hudson Reporter

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.

Dec 13, 2013 | NJTV

90,000 May Lose Unemployment Long Term Benefits in 2014

The decision by Congress not to renew long term unemployment benefits affects some 90,000 New Jerseyans. Congressman Donald Payne is among the lawmakers calling on his colleagues to renew the extended benefits program. If Congress doesn’t take action another 80,000 New Jersey residents will lose their long term unemployment benefits in the first half of 2014.

Dec 11, 2013 | NJ Today

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.

Dec 5, 2013 | Newark Patch

Newarkers Mourn Mandela, Giant of Anti-Apartheid Movement

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa whose decades of advocacy helped topple that nation’s apartheid regime, died Thursday, according to media reports. He was 95.

Dec 5, 2013 | Star-Ledger

The extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela: Farm boy to freedom fighter, prisoner to president

Nelson Mandela, the iconic anti-apartheid leader and political prisoner who rose to the presidency of South Africa, guiding its peaceful transition from racially oppressive rogue state to democracy, has died.

Dec 5, 2013 | Star-Ledger

Nelson Mandela's death: Reactions from political and civic leaders

Nelson Mandela, the first president of post-apartheid South Africa who paved the way to racial reconciliation died today at the age of 95. As news of his death circulated around the world, political and civic leaders in the United States mourned his loss.

Dec 4, 2013 | The Hill

Legislators criticize employer mandate rules

Although Republicans continue to hold committee hearings to criticize the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Payne, Jr. likened it to Social Security, saying that the bones of the law are good and that they are here to stay.

Nov 27, 2013 | Newark Patch

Payne Giving Away Free Thanksgiving Baskets Wednesday in Newark

Rep. Donald Payne will be presenting Thanksgiving baskets to those in need Wednesday at 10:30 am at the offices of the Newark Emergency Services for Families offices at 982 Broad St. in an effort to spotlight Payne's opposition to proposed reductions in SNAP.

Nov 27, 2013

Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. Asks for Cosigners for Presidential Proclamation Request

Issues: Health Care

Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. is circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking for signatures from fellow representatives. A letter addressed to President Obama asks him to issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Nov 26, 2013 | Azer News

U.S. congressmen hail rapid development in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received a delegation of U.S. congressmen on November 25, the Ministry reported. It was reported that bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and U.S. are developing successfully.

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