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Payne will be in a position to call more attention to the need for cancer screenings in his new role as co-chair of the Congressional Men's Health Caucus.
Payne introduced a bill that would retrofit the DOT-1-11 tank cars with thicker steel jackets, bolstered end caps, thermal shields and pressure release valves to help prevent punctures and explosions during derailments.
Older railroad tank cars used to haul flammable liquids, such as Bakken crude oil, would be put on a fast track to retirement unless they are retrofitted with better safety equipment under a bill proposed by a New Jersey congressman.
Rep. Donald Payne (D-10th) did the right thing by introducing a bill Wednesday that improves the standards of the tanker cars, a thin-skinned fleet that predates the enormous proliferation of crude oil transport throughout the U.S.
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. of Newark introduced a bill calling for the cars to be phased out a year earlier than the proposal from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Saying the federal government is moving too slow to improve rail safety, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. introduced a bill Wednesday that would require old tank cars hauling flammable liquid to be equipped with better safety features or taken off the tracks.
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) on Wednesday announced new legislation aimed at strengthening safety standards for DOT-111 tank cars transporting flammable liquids.
Representatives of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. will join Mayor Jimmy Davis during Davis' monthly "Mayor's Hours" session with city residents, officials said.
Congressman Payne, Jr. is one of three New Jersey Congressional Delegation members in the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) have joined together in a bi-partisan effort to improve the health and wellbeing of men and boys by co-chairing the newly reauthorized Congressional Men’s Health Caucus.