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  • Montclair's legislators discuss unemployment insurance

    The federally operated Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ended late last year, impacting tens of thousands of unemployed New Jerseyans.

  • End of Extended Benefits Makes Hard Times Even Harder for Jobless in NJ

    Kathy Vanco of Rahway has been out of work for six months. She has been surviving on a biweekly unemployment check of about $700. That came to an end this week, however, and now she may have to dip into her savings to make ends meet.

    “Without unemployment, I won’t be able to pay the car insurance, and forget about health insurance,” she said.

  • Payne to Speak at NAACP Annual MLK Breakfast

    Monumental Baptist Church will host the Jersey City NAACP Branch’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Marriott Hotel, located at Newark Liberty Airport, Newark. The Honorable Donald M. Payne Jr. will be the guest speaker.

  • Army Corps to study Rahway Arch over NJDEP objections

    CARTERET — At the request of U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to include the controversial Rahway Arch landfill redevelopment project in its upcoming flood study of the Rahway River.

  • Obama administration official touts healthcare law in Jersey City

    As the deadline looms to sign up for health care on the online federal insurance marketplace, a top Obama administration official appeared in Jersey City to urge folks to get covered.

    Anthony Foxx, the United States transportation secretary, stopped at the Jersey City Museum with Mayor Steve Fulop and the city's two congressmen: Rep. Donald Payne Jr. and Rep. Albio Sires, both Democrats.

  • Payne Recognized As A “Defender Of Children”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.

  • Payne Urges Speaker Boehner to Bring Up Unemployment Insurance Extension

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined 165 House Democrats today in a letter urging Speaker John Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without bringing up an extension of federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire December 28.  If federal unemployment insurance expires, it will immediately cut off all jobless aid to 1.3 million Americans, with an additional 1.9 million Americans who would lose eligibility for coverage in the first half of 2014.

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