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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.

Dec 26, 2013

Army Corps to study Rahway Arch over NJDEP objections

At the request of U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to include the controversial Rahway Arch landfill redevelopment project in its upcoming flood study of the Rahway River.

Nov 15, 2013

TSA chief assures N.J. lawmaker of steps to prevent repeat of racial profiling

The head of the Transportation Security Administration today assured Congress steps have been taken to prevent the kind of racial profiling that occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport under a controversial TSA behavior detection program.

Nov 14, 2013

TSA defends behavior screening against profiling claim

Lawmakers peppered the head of the Transportation Security Administration with questions Thursday about a screening program that government audits say is little better than random chance at spotting suspicious behavior.

Nov 14, 2013

Payne Presses Administrator Pistole on TSA SPOT Program that Has Led to Racial Profiling at Newark Liberty International Airport

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. pressed TSA Admin. Pistole on a recent GAO report that concludes that the TSA SPOT program has been ineffective in identifying terrorists, and may have even led to racial profiling, including at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Oct 29, 2013

Payne Statement on One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement regarding the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

Oct 29, 2013

OPINION: We Need To Learn Lessons From Sandy & Previous Hurricanes

Payne made the following statement on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive landfall on the state of New Jersey.

Oct 26, 2013

Payne Proposes Study into Bolstering Nation's Energy Grid

Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) announced his plan to introduce a bill in Congress to fund a study looking into ways to improve and strengthen the nation’s energy, making the announcement in Newark almost exactly a year after Superstorm Sandy left millions of New Jerseyans in the dark for days.

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