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Oct 22, 2013

Congressional Leaders Discuss Upgrades to the Power Grid

Congressional leaders joined together at PSE&G’s Newark headquarters to introduce the Smart Grid Study Act, which would examine how the nation can strengthen and upgrade the power grid to prevent against natural disasters and protect against cyber attacks.

Oct 22, 2013

Congressional Members Push for Study on National Grid

As we approach the first anniversary of Sandy, some New Jersey Congressional members want to make sure the national grid can withstand another major storm. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to eight and a half million customers and cost billions of dollars in damages according to Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.“With power outages amounting to somewhere between 14 to 26 billion alone.” He’s sponsoring legislation to create the Smart Grid Study Act.

Oct 22, 2013

Representatives Recognize 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted a press conference to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and highlight the need to invest in strengthening our power grid systems to prepare for future disasters and mitigate billions of dollars of costs down the road.

Oct 22, 2013

Payne Recognizes 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted a press conference today to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and highlight the need to invest in strengthening our power grid systems to prepare for future disasters and mitigate billions of dollars of costs down the road

Oct 22, 2013

N.J. Congressmen back measure aiming to strengthen power grid

As the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy nears, some members of the New Jersey congressional delegation want to make sure the national grid can withstand another major storm.

Oct 16, 2013

Payne Votes to Open Government and Pay Our Nation's Bills on Time

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) voted to open the government and to pay the nation’s bills on time before the October 17 deadline. The continuing resolution to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling passed the House by a vote of 285 to 144.

Aug 12, 2013

New Jersey Representatives Introduce SMART Grid Study Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013. The bill was written in response to the damage Hurricane Sandy caused the state’s power grid and critical infrastructure.

Aug 2, 2013

Bipartisan group in US House introduces SMART Grid Study Act

A bipartisan group of representatives in Congress including seven from New Jersey yesterday introduced a bill titled "SMART Grid Study Act of 2013," that responds to "the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey's power grid and critical infrastructure," the office of US Rep Donald Payne, Jr, D, told the press. The acronym stands for "Saving More American Resources Today."

Aug 1, 2013

Payne Introduces Green Jobs Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) held a press conference today with House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and other House Democrats to discuss House Democrats' commitment to job creation heading into the August district work period.

Feb 27, 2013

Payne Introduces Gun Buy Back Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buy Back Act of 2013, a bill that increases incentives to sell back the most widely used guns in crimes around the country, provides a stimulus to the economy, and recycles the sold guns into environmentally friendly objects needed throughout the community.

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