More on National Security

Feb 23, 2016

Lawmakers Concerned Over DHS’ Efforts To Improve Nation’s Biosurveillance Capabilities

Amid concerning reports that terrorist organizations may use biological weapons to conduct an attack on American soil, and as the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects, continues to spread at rapid clip, lawmakers met to discuss the current status of US biosurveillance efforts.

Feb 23, 2016

Public Invited to Roundtable on Ending Violence by Boko Haram in Nigeria

In response to the children that were burned alive by terrorist group Boko Haram as part of an assault in Nigeria that killed 86 people on Jan.31, 2016, Essex County Freeholder President Britnee N. Timberlake and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., are hosting a roundtable discussion.

Feb 23, 2016

Sens. Booker, Menendez, Federal Lawmakers Urge FEMA to Address New Jersey’s Declining Homeland Security Funding

New Jersey lawmakers expressed concern regarding the continued decline in Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding for New Jersey.

Feb 2, 2016

Lawmakers ask: Where is N.J.'s homeland security money?

A bipartisan group of New Jersey's federal lawmakers have asked the Homeland Security Department to explain why the state's federal grants are shrinking.

Nov 19, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Republican Syrian Refugee Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015. This House Republican legislation would immediately halt resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq.

Nov 16, 2015

House Passes Payne, Jr.’s Aviation Security Bill

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) legislation to strengthen collaboration between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, which advises the TSA on security matters.

Aug 6, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

Jul 31, 2015

Bill Passed By HS Subcommittee Would Bolster TSA, Aviation Stakeholder Collaboration

Legislation that would strengthen partnerships between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and key stakeholders was passed by the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

Jul 31, 2015

New report: Disaster planning still not meeting children's needs decade after Hurricane Katrina

A new Save the Children report found that nearly 80 percent of federal recommendations – issued in 2010, five years after Hurricane Katrina – aimed at better protecting children during and after disasters still have not been fully met.