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Oct 3, 2013 | Montclair Times

Montclair representatives sound off on government shutdown

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10), representing the southern portion of Montclair laid the shutdown at the feet of a small group of Republican legislators, primarily Tea Party politicians, for what he called "holding this country and Congress hostage."

Oct 1, 2013 | The Grio

Black small businesses to feel sting of shutdown

A shutdown has a ripple effect throughout the economy as many federal services come to a grinding halt. One such service is the U.S. Small Business Administration, also known as the SBA. The SBA provides loans and many black businesses access these loans and other services.

Oct 1, 2013 | Associated Press

Congress misses deadline for averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the clock ticked down on a dizzying day of budget brinksmanship, the White House’s budget office announced that it was notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down today.

Sep 30, 2013 | NJTV Online

Rep. Payne Says Republicans Are Holding Americans, Congress Hostage

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-10) told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that the Republicans and a small minority of their caucus are holding the American people and the Congress hostage by trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

Sep 27, 2013 | NJ Today

Payne Introduces “S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act”

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. authored and introduced the “Secure America for Education in Our Schools Act,” which would require each state applying for Homeland Security Grant Program funding to certify that it requires schools to have adequate emergency preparedness plans in place in case of disaster.

Sep 27, 2013 | Awareness Times

President Koroma’s SEA Receives Plaque with a Written Tribute on his Behalf in USA

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. presents a plaque, written in tribute for President Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone.

Sep 25, 2013 | The Star Ledger

Sierra Leone open for business, says delegation visiting Essex County College

With 11 years of civil war and 10 years of rebuilding behind them, Sierra Leone’s government wants to bolster its economy by doing business with the one U.S. state they say has the highest number of expatriates: New Jersey.

Sep 22, 2013 | The Montclair Times

Montclair's Rep. Donald Payne Jr. to shed light on health care

Issues: Health Care

To help answer his constituents' questions, Payne, has been holding public information sessions about the benefits and obligations of the Affordable Care Act. Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., the congressman will appear in Montclair at the United Way Building, 60 South Fullerton Ave.

Sep 21, 2013 | Black Enterprise

Why 1 Trillion Dollars In Black Buying Power Should Be Used To Start Black Businesses

By 2015 African Americans will yield $1.1 trillion in spending. But that thirteen-figure power should be used to invest in not only patronizing black-owned businesses but starting black-owned businesses, says Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D, NJ).

Sep 20, 2013 | Star Ledger

Payne bill would require school emergency preparedness plans

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.