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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.

Jul 23, 2015

Transportation Security Subcommittee Passes Payne Bill to Bolster TSA, Aviation Stakeholder Collaboration

Legislation introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to strengthen partnerships between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and key stakeholders has passed the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

Jul 22, 2015

Obama signs first responders bill sponsored by N.J. Rep. Payne

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr.'s bill to ensure that the federal Department of Homeland Security and first responders can talk to each other became law Monday.

Jul 6, 2015

Payne, Jr.’s Interoperable Communications Bill Signed into Public Law

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, issued the following statement after President Obama today signed into Public Law the Congressman’s legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Jul 2, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Tennessee Train Derailment

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after a freight train carrying toxic gas derailed in Tennessee, causing the evacuation of thousands.

Jun 23, 2015

Payne’s Emergency Communications Bill Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of an amended version of his legislation to improve interoperable communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk.

Jun 23, 2015

Emergency Communications, Public Alerts, Warnings Legislation Passed Out Of House HS Committee

Legislation that would improve interoperable communications for first responders has been passed by the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Jun 23, 2015

DHS Interoperable Communications Still Lacking Decade After 9/11 Commission

Nearly 15 years after the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, problems with interoperable communications continue to plague the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to a DHS Inspector General (OIG) audit report.

May 28, 2015

Menendez helps push U.S. Senate to approve Iran sanctions bill

While the Senate was voting on the Iran resolution, 150 House Democrats, including Reps. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th Dist.) signed onto a letter applauding Obama for building a coalition and engaging in talks to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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