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Aug 21, 2013 | Bayonne Briefs

Navigator Grants awarded locally

Issues: Health Care

Payne announced that $1,205,393 has been awarded in Navigator Grants to organizations that serve New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Aug 14, 2013 | NJ Today

Payne & House Democrats Call On Republicans To Support Nutrition Programs

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., along with a united 204 House Democrats, called on Republican House Speaker John Boehner to support programs to help America’s hungry children and families.

Aug 12, 2013 | Smart Meters

New Jersey Representatives Introduce SMART Grid Study Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013. The bill was written in response to the damage Hurricane Sandy caused the state’s power grid and critical infrastructure.

Aug 2, 2013 | Smart Grid Today

Bipartisan group in US House introduces SMART Grid Study Act

A bipartisan group of representatives in Congress including seven from New Jersey yesterday introduced a bill titled "SMART Grid Study Act of 2013," that responds to "the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey's power grid and critical infrastructure," the office of US Rep Donald Payne, Jr, D, told the press. The acronym stands for "Saving More American Resources Today."

Jul 30, 2013 | NJ Spotlight

Small Business Forum Looks to Ease Jitters About Affordable Care Act

A forum in Newark led by U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. didn’t settle all of the concerns New Jersey small-business owners harbor about the Affordable Care Act, but it made progress.

Jul 29, 2013 | NJBIZ

Newark forum aims to answer small-business owners' questions on health care reform

Small-business owners with questions on how to comply with the Affordable Care Act can talk to federal officials tonight in Newark at a forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark).

Jul 22, 2013 | Capital New York

In Harlem, Trayvon Martin's Mother Warns of the Next Incident

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Payne, Jr. appeared with the mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, and Rev. Al Sharpton to push for passage of a "Trayvon Martin amendment," which would prohibit aggressors in confrontations from claiming self-defense.

Jul 18, 2013 | The Washington Informer

CBC Livid Over Passage of Farm Bill

Issues: Local Issues

Calling it irresponsible and short-sighted, members of the Congressional Black Caucus reacted strongly to Congress’ passage of the controversial Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the farm bill.

Jul 18, 2013 | NJ Spotlight

New Jersey's Poor Struggle to Stave Off Hunger With Federal Food Aid

Issues: Local Issues

As Congress debates the best way to pass a federal farm bill, advocates for New Jersey’s food-aid recipients are concerned that efforts to slash funding for nutrition programs could overburden family budgets at a time when the state’s economy remains fragile and its unemployment rate remains above the national average.

Jul 16, 2013 | Education Week

Lawmakers May Debate Testing, Teacher Evaulations in NCLB Renewal

Issues: Education

Big news of the week is that the U.S. House of Representatives may consider a long-stalled bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.