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Jul 16, 2013 | Newark Patch

Newark Rolls Out New, $850K 'Mobile Command Center'

Newark officials Monday unveiled the city’s new mobile emergency operations center, an RV-style vehicle equipped to serve as a command post on wheels during crises ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attack.

Jul 15, 2013 | Examiner

Congressman Payne Jr joins student loan rates conversation

Issues: Education

As July 1st, 2013 neared; the pressing nature of interest rates on student loans doubling was growing more than ever during the last week of June. Even with that outcome looming, it seemed that members of Congress on both sides were failing to embrace a necessary compromise on a bill and allow students to pay the price figuratively and literally.

Jul 12, 2013 | The Jersey Journal

Hudson County will benefit from $2M grant to help homeless veterans

Issues: Veterans

Non-profit organization Soldier On is set to receive a $2 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to aid veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Hudson, Essex and Bergen counties.

Jul 9, 2013 | Examiner

President Obama meets Congressional Black Caucus

President Barack Obama met with the Congressional Black Caucus members on Tuesday morning to discuss job creation, immigration, poverty, and voting rights.

Jul 3, 2013 | Star Ledger

Democratic, community leaders blast U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act

Issues: Local Issues

Amid political broadsides and calls for congressional action in response to the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a crucial section of the Voting Rights Act, it was a local community activist who brought the crowd to its feet during a rally today in Newark.

Jul 3, 2013 | Huffington Post

Politicians React to Voting Rights Ruling

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. expressed his extreme disappointment following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act.

Jul 3, 2013 | The Star Ledger

Federal student loan rates set to double to 6.8 percent Monday

Issues: Education

Low-income college students who receive subsidized Stafford educational loans will see their interest rates double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Lawmakers were unable to reach a compromise before the July 1 deadline. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) describes the Senate delay as "unfair and immoral."

Jul 3, 2013 | NJ Today

Payne, Pallone Call For Action as Student Loan Interest Rates Double

Issues: Education

On Monday, July 1, Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) called for a solution to the doubling of interest rates for federally backed, need-based loans that went into effect today.

Jul 3, 2013 | PolitickerNJ

High court's voting rights decision draws call for action

Issues: Local Issues

Leading N.J. lawmakers and ministers called Wednesday on lawmakers to fight the U.S. Supreme Court decision that changed the federal voting rights act.

Jul 1, 2013 | WBGO News

Congressmen Payne, Jr. and Pallone Jr. Call for Action Against Doubling of Student Loans

Issues: Education

Two New Jersey Congressmen are calling for a solution to the doubling of federal student loan interest rates that took effect today.