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Sep 20, 2013

Payne Introduces SAFE In Our Schools Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) authored and introduced the “Secure America for Education in Our Schools Act” or the “S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act,” which would require each State applying for State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to certify that it requires schools to have adequate emergency preparedness plans in place in case of disaster.

Sep 16, 2013

Payne Statement on Washington Navy Yard Shooting

My thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by the Washington Navy Yard shootings today. We continue to pray on behalf of those injured during this horrific event, and my special condolences are extended to those who were killed and the families mourning the death of their loved ones.

Sep 11, 2013

Rep. Payne Happy With Obama’s Address on Syria, But Undecided on Use of Military Force

Congressman Payne, Jr. applauds President Obama for including the American people in the debate regarding the use of military force in Syria and is hopeful that a peaceful and diplomatic solution to prevent the use of chemical weapons will be successful.

Sep 10, 2013

Payne Statement in Response to President Obama’s Address to the Nation on Syria

Congressman Payne, Jr. outlines his thoughts on Syria and the action forward following the President's address to the nation.

Sep 9, 2013

House Homeland Security Committee schedules Syria hearing

The House Homeland Security Committee announced it would hold a hearing Tuesday on domestic security implications of U.S. military involvement in Syria's civil war. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) is the sole New Jersey member of committee.

Aug 28, 2013

Hoboken awarded $105K federal grant for port security

The money awarded to Hoboken was under the Port Security Grant Program, part of $52.6 million worth of different grants for security and emergency management awarded to state of New Jersey by the US Department of Homeland Security, Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. announced today.

Aug 27, 2013

Payne Announces $52.6 Million in Homeland Security Grants to New Jersey

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced $52,632,855 in Homeland Security grants to benefit New Jersey, including Newark and Jersey City areas, which will receive $21,663,035 from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program.

Aug 12, 2013

New Jersey Representatives Introduce SMART Grid Study Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. introduced the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013. The bill was written in response to the damage Hurricane Sandy caused the state’s power grid and critical infrastructure.

Aug 2, 2013

Bipartisan group in US House introduces SMART Grid Study Act

A bipartisan group of representatives in Congress including seven from New Jersey yesterday introduced a bill titled "SMART Grid Study Act of 2013," that responds to "the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey's power grid and critical infrastructure," the office of US Rep Donald Payne, Jr, D, told the press. The acronym stands for "Saving More American Resources Today."

Aug 1, 2013

Payne Introduces Bipartisan Smart Grid Legislation

Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the bipartisan bill, the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013, legislation in response to the incredible damage Hurricane Sandy caused New Jersey’s power grid and critical infrastructure.