More on Infrastructure and Transportation

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.

Oct 15, 2013

Airport screeners, with half a paycheck withheld, feel the pain of the shutdown

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee whose district includes the airport, said yesterday that screeners and other uniformed federal employees should be paid during the shutdown, "no question about it."

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."

Mar 13, 2013

Ryan Republican Budget Out of Touch with New Jersey's Needs and Priorities

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement after Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican budget for 2013 yesterday.

Mar 1, 2013

N.J. officials: Federal cuts will inflict widespread pain

Broad federal spending cuts set in motion today will have gradual, painful effects on New Jersey’s economy, from bottlenecks at the state’s airports to lost paychecks and programs for vulnerable residents, officials said.

Mar 1, 2013

Sequestration will impact airlines and Sandy aid, N.J. politicians warn

Long lines at the airport, loss to business and cuts to Sandy aid are all on the horizon as New Jersey and the nation head towards the seemingly inevitable impact of sequestration over the next few weeks and months, according to warnings issued today by members of the state's Democratic Congressional caucus.

Mar 1, 2013

Payne, Menendez, Pallone & Pascrell Hold Press Conference at Newark Airport

Today, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered today at Newark’s Liberty to speak out about the massive across the board spending cuts and their pending impact on air travel and airport safety.

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