More on National Security

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

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

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 3, 2013

U.S. Capitol shooting: N.J. lawmakers recount tense moments

A police chase that ended in gunfire outside the U.S. Capitol today forced New Jersey lawmakers in Washington to take cover, officials and legislators said.

Oct 1, 2013

Congress misses deadline for averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the clock ticked down on a dizzying day of budget brinksmanship, the White House’s budget office announced that it was notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down today.

Oct 1, 2013

Payne Statement on Republican Government Shutdown

Extremely disappointed in the House Republicans' ability to pass a bill to fund the government and leave it open, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement.

Sep 27, 2013

Payne Introduces “S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act”

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. authored and introduced the “Secure America for Education in Our Schools Act,” which would require each state applying for Homeland Security Grant Program funding to certify that it requires schools to have adequate emergency preparedness plans in place in case of disaster.

Sep 20, 2013

Payne bill would require school emergency preparedness plans

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

Sep 20, 2013

An Escape Plan for All Schools

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. is introducing legislation that would require schools nationwide to have emergency preparedness plans in case of disaster.