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Mar 26, 2014

Payne Introduces HR 4289 – DHS Interoperable Communications

Rep. Payne (D,NJ) introduced HR 4289, the DHS Interoperable Communications Act. The bill would require DHS to develop a strategy to implement changes in the department’s operations and equipment that would allow the various DHS components to communicate with each other during operations.

Mar 19, 2014

South Orange Fire Department Awarded Grant to Hire Two New Firefighters

United States Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Donald Payne Jr. paid a visit to the village firehouse on Wednesday to announce the awarding of a $339,600 federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the South Orange Fire Department that will be used to hire two new firefighters.

Mar 12, 2014

Payne Announces More than $8.4 Million in FEMA EMPG Grants to New Jersey

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $8.4 millionin 2014 Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) to New Jersey - an increase of $400,000 from FY 2013.

Mar 12, 2014

Payne Announces More than $8.4 Million in FEMA EMPG Grants to New Jersey

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $8.4 million in 2014 Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) to New Jersey – an increase of $400,000 from FY 2013.

Feb 20, 2014

Hope for grid security? The federal government may actually get something done

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Payne, Jr. that would result in 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 16, 2014

SAFE In Our Schools Act

Sponsored by Representative Donald Payne of New Jersey and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the "S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act" was referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications last October.

Feb 15, 2014

Federal grant will allow Jersey City to hire 30 new firefighters

The Jersey City Fire Department received a $6.87 million federal grant for the Jersey City Fire Department that will help replace or retain 49 firefighters who either previously retired or whose positions were slated for elimination due to municipal budget constraints. The department intends to hire 30 new firefighters.

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

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.

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