More on National Security

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.

May 15, 2013

Committee on Homeland Security Accepts Payne Amendment to “Border Security Results Act of 2013”

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Committee on Homeland Security overwhelmingly accepted Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s Amendment to H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013, companion legislation to S. 683 in the Senate.

May 9, 2013

Payne Pushes for More Homeland Security Funding in Wake of Boston Bombings

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. released the following statement after questioning witnesses at the House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, “The Boston Bombings: A First Look," where he pushed for further funding of the Homeland Security Grant Programs in the wake of the Boston Bombings.

May 1, 2013

Payne Meets with FSD Drummer, Sets Goal to Make Newark Liberty Model for the Nation

Stresses Need to Improve Security Despite Sequestration