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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.

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

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.

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