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Jun 25, 2013 | Jersey Journal

Payne: impending student loan interest hike will 'devastate' students

Issues: Education

With interest rates on government-subsidized student loans set to double on Monday, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-Newark, called on Congress to act, saying the imminent rate increase would “devastate students and their families.”

Jun 25, 2013 | Jersey City Independent

Congressman Payne to Hold Press Conference Tuesday on Student Loan Debate

Issues: Education

With student loan interest rates set to double come July 1, students will find themselves in an increasingly difficult position: the money they owe will continue to pile even as the country’s job growth struggles to meet the new number of graduates each year.

Jun 24, 2013 | Huffington Post

NOH8 on the Hill III Draws Support From 67 Members of Congress

Issues: Local Issues

In a shoot timed to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of DOMA and Proposition 8, the NOH8 Campaign today released NOH8 portraits for the 67 Members of Congress who took part in its third NOH8 on The Hill event, which took place in Washington, D.C., on June 13.

Jun 24, 2013 | NowThis News

SNAP Challenge: 5 Congressmen Live On $4.50 A Day

Congressman Payne, Jr. took the SNAP challenge along with at least 30 other members of Congress, living on just $4.50 a day to protest the $20.5 billion in proposed cuts to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill was defeated due in large part to the cuts to SNAP.

Jun 21, 2013 | South Orange Patch

Payne Tours South Orange Small Businesses

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) toured several small South Orange businesses Friday morning, in honor of National Small Business Week.

Jun 20, 2013 | The Star Ledger

House Rejects Federal Farm Bill that would Cut $21B from Food Stamps Program

The House of Representatives voted today to reject a farm bill that would slash funding to the federal food stamp program, a critical lifeline for one in 10 New Jersey residents.

Jun 20, 2013 | Politic365

Farm Bill Cutting Aid to Poor Fails as 62 Republicans Join 172 Democrats

After much drama, a farm bill that would cut $20 billion in food stamps over ten years failed in the House today by 39 votes. The reaction of Rep. Don Payne (D-NJ) summed up typical Democratic opposition to the farm bill. “Today, I was proud to stand up for the most disadvantaged among us."

Jun 14, 2013 | Cape Cod Times

A Plea for More Visa Workers In the Region

Jun 12, 2013 | Bayonne Briefs

Payne commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

June 10th marked the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, landmark legislation signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to end gender discrimination in the workplace and provide women with equal pay for equal work.

Jun 8, 2013

Anti-terrorism 'behavior' program is waste of taxpayer dollars: Editorial

A federal air travel security program costing more than $800 million was supposed to help identify potential security threats. Instead, the program has delivered two miserable outcomes: It was ineffective and, in the opinion of Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), “actually encouraged shameless racial profiling.”