Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to get subcommittee chairs

Three New Jersey Democrats are expected to assume key subcommittee chairmanships when the 116th Congress convenes in January. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) is in line to be chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) will likely become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is appears poised to chair the House

Payne wins

Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) won re-election to a fifth term as the congressman from New Jersey's 10th district. Payne defeat Republican Agha Khan by 77 points, 87% to 10%. The congressman received 149,566 votes to Khan's 17,911. He won the seat in a 2012 special election following the death of his father, Rep. Donald M. Payne.  Payne served as an Essex County freeholder and Newark city councilman before his