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Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), ranking member for the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, introduced HR 4289 to establish a governance structure for communications across DHS components.
The Curbing Hunger program, which has so far collected almost 50,000 pounds of food, has been extended through July in an attempt to raise even more.
Last night, the House passed legislation to improve communications between DHS's 22 component parts. The bill was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D- NJ), who is the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and the prime sponsor of the DHS Interoperable Communications Act.
When disaster strikes, the Department of Homeland Security wants communication to be smoother, faster and more efficient at every level. Congress took steps toward that goal with the passage of H.R. 4289, the DHS Interoperable Communications Act introduced by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.).
The DHS Interoperable Communications Act (HR 4289) passed by the House would clarify the Undersecretary for Management’s responsibilities related to communications systems at DHS by charging the Undersecretary with developing “policies and directives to achieve and maintain interoperable communications among the components of the Department.”
Legislation to establish Department of Homeland Security standards for emergency responses on social media during terrorist attacks passed in the House on Tuesday. Passed 375-19, the bill would create a working group within DHS to provide guidance on the use of social media before, during and after terrorist attacks.
The House also passed the Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act (HR 4289), which was introduced by Subcommittee ranking member Donald Payne (D-NJ). This legislation addresses the recommendations of a November 2012 DHS Office of Inspector General report which found DHS lacks an effective governance structure to ensure interoperable communications among its components.
This year marks the 20th consecutive year of its annual Curbing Hunger Food Drive campaign to help people in New Jersey during the summer - a time when most organizations struggle with low donations. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.
Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. has co-sponsored legislation in support of Alzheimer’s disease research funding to benefit over 5 million Americans. Recently, he co-sponsored H.R. 4351—Alzheimer’s Accountability Act--that would ensure that Congress will know what the scientists need to find an effective Alzheimer’s treatment.