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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 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.

Oct 22, 2013

Congressional Leaders Discuss Upgrades to the Power Grid

Congressional leaders joined together at PSE&G’s Newark headquarters to introduce the Smart Grid Study Act, which would examine how the nation can strengthen and upgrade the power grid to prevent against natural disasters and protect against cyber attacks.

Oct 22, 2013

Congressional Members Push for Study on National Grid

As we approach the first anniversary of Sandy, some New Jersey Congressional members want to make sure the national grid can withstand another major storm. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to eight and a half million customers and cost billions of dollars in damages according to Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.“With power outages amounting to somewhere between 14 to 26 billion alone.” He’s sponsoring legislation to create the Smart Grid Study Act.