More on Infrastructure and Transportation

Feb 10, 2014

Payne Smart Grid Bill Passes Committee

The House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act, as an amendment offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne , Jr. (NJ-10) to H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP).

Feb 9, 2014

Bill Would Provide Comprehensive Study Of Electric Grid Resiliency

An amendment to the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP) passed by the House Committee on Homeland Security would require an “assessment of actions necessary to expand and strengthen the capabilities of the electric grid to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from a natural disaster and cyber attacks.”

Feb 7, 2014

New Jersey lawmakers urge defiant Gov. Christie to push for fair wages at airports

A fleet of politicians from both sides of the Hudson River have sent letters to Gov. Chris Christie demanding raises for workers at Newark Airport. The beleaguered governor has in recent days received missives from Rep. Charlie Rangel, New Jersey Reps. Donald Payne and Frank Pallone, and Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage.

Feb 7, 2014

Christie Port Authority appointee questions impact of a wage hike for airport workers on travel costs

Congressmen Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey and Charles B. Rangel of New York, both Democrats, issued a joint statement Thursday, asking Christie to follow New York Governor Cuomo’s example and to raise the wage of New Jersey's airport workers.

Feb 7, 2014

Grid security research bill passes House committee as amendment

The US House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday passed an amendment to a bill to put $2 million toward a study of the resiliency and reliability of the US power grid. The amendment was introduced by Rep Donald Payne, D-NJ, and was originally introduced by Payne in August as HR 2962, the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013.

Feb 6, 2014

Payne & Rangel Urge Christie to Raise the Wage of NJ Airport Workers

In response to the Port Authority's announcement to increase pay for airport workers at Kennedy and LaGuardia, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) sent the following letter asking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to take action that will also increase the wage of airport workers in New Jersey:

Feb 6, 2014

House Committee Adopts Grid Resiliency Amendment

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security has adopted an amendment by Rep. Payne, Jr. to commence a comprehensive assessment of actions necessary to expand and strengthen the capabilities of the electrical power system to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from a natural disaster or cyber attack,

Feb 6, 2014

House Homeland Security approves critical infrastructure cybersecurity bill

During markup of H.R. 3696, the committee voted to add an amendment from Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) requiring the National Research Council to conduct a study into the resilience and reliability of the national electrical grid system.

Feb 5, 2014

Payne Smart Grid Bill Passes Committee

Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act, as an amendment offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP).

Feb 4, 2014

Payne Calls for Congressional Oversight of Hurricane Sandy Relief

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. called for Congressional oversight over the distribution of Hurricane Sandy relief. Rep. Payne, Jr. fought very hard for Sandy relieve and believes that Congress has the responsibility and obligation to ensure that federal Sandy recovery funds are being distributed properly and to the people who need it most.

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