More on National Security

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.

Jul 16, 2013

Newark Rolls Out New, $850K 'Mobile Command Center'

Newark officials Monday unveiled the city’s new mobile emergency operations center, an RV-style vehicle equipped to serve as a command post on wheels during crises ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attack.

Jul 12, 2013

Payne Statement on Announcement that Secretary Napolitano Will Step Down from Post at the Department of Homeland Security

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after the announcement that Secretary Janet Napolitano will be stepping down as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Jun 8, 2013

Anti-terrorism 'behavior' program is waste of taxpayer dollars: Editorial

A federal air travel security program costing more than $800 million was supposed to help identify potential security threats. Instead, the program has delivered two miserable outcomes: It was ineffective and, in the opinion of Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), “actually encouraged shameless racial profiling.”

Jun 5, 2013

Report criticizes TSA behavior program linked to racial profiling

An inspector general’s report released today found that the TSA had failed to demonstrate the effectiveness of a nationwide behavior detection program that was misused by some managers and screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport to engage in racial profiling.

Jun 4, 2013

Ranking Member Payne Holds Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

In his role as Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, Congressman Payne questions witnesses on how we can better use technology to help prepare for and respond in times of crisis.