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Oct 30, 2013

Committee Adopts Payne Amendment to Protect Most Vulnerable in Times of Disaster

The Committee on Homeland Security Adopts Rep. Payne, Jr.'s Amendment to the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act that would protect the most vulnerable populations during times of disaster.

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 28, 2013

Democrats rally in Newark in support of raising N.J.'s minimum wage

Payne joined other New Jersey Democrats, BlueWave of New Jersey, and other proponents of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey from $7.25 to $8.25.

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.

Oct 25, 2013

Payne calls for Army Corps study of Rahway Arch

Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th District, has requested that the Army Corps of Engineers utilize federal Sandy supplemental funds to conduct a flood study of the controversial Rahway Arch project.

Oct 24, 2013

Payne Joins PSE&G and Colleagues to Introduce SMART Grid Study Act

As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Congressman Payne, Jr. introduces the SMART Grid Study Act, which will examine ways we can strengthen and upgrade our power grid systems to prevent against blackouts and economic damages resulting from future storms.

Oct 24, 2013

Rep. Payne, Jr.: Service Is A Family Tradition

Rep. Payne, Jr. speaks about growing up in a family dedicated to public services as well as discusses what he would like to accomplish in Congress, including job creation, gun safety, and increased security for our communities.

Oct 23, 2013

As Hurricane Sandy anniversary nears, Rep. Payne pushes energy infrastructure study

Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy swamped the state’s electric infrastructure and left millions without power, a New Jersey congressman is pushing for a comprehensive review of how to better defend the nation’s grid from natural disasters and cyber attacks.

Oct 23, 2013

N.J.'s grid-defense debate continues a year after Superstorm Sandy's knockout blow

A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey, the state remains ground zero in the debate over how to harden the electric power grid and natural gas pipeline networks against unpredictable weather assaults.

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