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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.

Oct 16, 2013

How's the Shutdown Playing Back at Home?

Local and state legislators breathed a collective sigh of relief as Congress inched closer to reopening the federal government. Washington lawmakers got most of the headlines, but the impact of their actions was deeply felt back at home.

Oct 16, 2013

Rep. Payne Says Republicans Need to End Shutdown

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-10) told NJ Today Senior Correspondent Desirée Taylor that he believes a resolution to the government shutdown issue is coming.

Oct 15, 2013

South Orange-Maplewood School District Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Physical Education

The South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced on Friday.

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."

Oct 11, 2013

Payne Announces $1.5 million “PEP grant” to Further Develop Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program in South Orange Maplewood School District

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced today that the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) was awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).

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