Payne wants stronger working and middle class protections in bailout package

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-Newark)didn't vote forthe Wall Street bailout package the first time, and he would need to see significant changes benefiting low income Americans and workers before he could support it on a second pass.

"We have not extended unemployment benefits or mortgage relief," Payne said moments ago in an appearance on MSNBC.

The veteran congressman acknowledged there is no question the economy is in crisis mode, but insisted on seeing stronger bottom upmeasures.

"This is still in progress," he said.

Payne wants stronger working and middle class protections in bailout package