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Mar 27, 2013 | NJ Spotlight

GOP-Backed Benefit Cuts Called Harmful to Small Businesses in NJ

Concerned that their voices are being ignored in Washington, D.C., New Jersey small-business owners and advocates spoke out yesterday against potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Mar 25, 2013 | NASDAQ

Payne and Fight Colorectal Cancer Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Issues: Health Care

Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. and Fight Colorectal Cancer, the leading national colorectal cancer advocacy organization, visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Mar 25, 2013 | PHYS.ORG

Kessler Foundation director honored for achievements in science

Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., Director of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research and Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation, was honored at Hudson County's 2013 Women's History Month Ceremony on March 19. Dr. Chiaravalloti also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10).

Mar 21, 2013 | The Jersey Journal

Payne Seeks to Honor Late Jersey City Judge Shirley Tolentino

The post office on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City would be named after the trailblazing late Judge Shirley A. Tolentino, under a bill introduced in Congress by Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr.

Mar 19, 2013 | Politic365

Obama Official Surprises with Good News for Liberian Immigrants

New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. hosted a conference focusing on the concerns of Liberian immigrants last Friday. The conference took place in conjunction with the Liberian Pastors Association. It was held to focus on the need to for an immediate extension for Liberian immigrants called a Deferred Enforced Departure or “DED”. In a surprise that was greeted by cheers and applause, Obama Administration Homeland Security official Denise Vanison announced that the President would grant the extension for 18 months.

Mar 14, 2013 | The Star-Ledger

TSA Chief Grilled on Knife Rule at Congressional Hearing

New Jersey’s sole member of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), is not a member of the subcommittee, but he sat in on the hearing, noting that his district includes Newark Liberty International Airport, where one of the 9/11 jets took off before crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. Payne told Pistole the knife rule was “flawed.”

Mar 8, 2013 | Montclair Patch

Early Voting, Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Gun Buyback Sponsored by Montclair Reps

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. this week signed on as an original co-sponsor to the Fair Minimum Wage Act that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years and tie future annual increases to the rate of inflation. Additionally, on Feb. 27, Payne introduced the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buy Back Act of 2013, a bill that would increase incentives to sell back the most widely used guns in crimes around the country, provide a stimulus to the economy, and recycle the sold guns into environmentally friendly objects needed throughout communities.

Mar 6, 2013 | Cancer Action Network

Guest Post: Celebrating My Father this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Issues: Health Care

One year ago today, I lost my father, the venerated Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr, to colon cancer. To many, he is remembered as a dedicated public servant who proudly represented the people of New Jersey’s Tenth Congressional District for nearly a quarter-century, working on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Foreign Affairs to create educational opportunities both in his district and worldwide, as well as working diligently to create jobs and develop workforce training programs. But to my sisters and me, we fondly remember him as Dad while my three children...

Mar 1, 2013 | The Record

N.J. officials: Federal cuts will inflict widespread pain

Broad federal spending cuts set in motion today will have gradual, painful effects on New Jersey’s economy, from bottlenecks at the state’s airports to lost paychecks and programs for vulnerable residents, officials said.

Mar 1, 2013 | The Star-Ledger

Sequestration will impact airlines and Sandy aid, N.J. politicians warn

Long lines at the airport, loss to business and cuts to Sandy aid are all on the horizon as New Jersey and the nation head towards the seemingly inevitable impact of sequestration over the next few weeks and months, according to warnings issued today by members of the state's Democratic Congressional caucus.