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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.

May 14, 2015

Payne Legislation Passes in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee

Legislation introduced by Rep. Payne, Jr. to improve interoperable communications for first responders has passed the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications with unanimous bipartisan support.

Apr 23, 2015

House Passes Payne Amendment to Protect Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, which included an amendment by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) to protect critical infrastructure against cyber attacks.

Mar 6, 2015

Garrett only N.J. lawmaker to oppose Homeland Security bill without anti-immigration provision

U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett was the only New Jersey lawmaker to vote against legislation today that would fund the Department of Homeland Security without also affecting President Obama's executive orders in immigration.

Mar 6, 2015

Pascrell only N.J. lawmaker opposing short-term funding for Homeland Security Dept.

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. was one of only five House Democrats to vote against a one-week spending bill for the federal Department of Homeland Security for one week while lawmakers try to fund the agency through Sept. 30.

Mar 3, 2015

Payne Statement on House Passage of Clean DHS Funding Bill

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a clean, full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

Mar 2, 2015

Payne Statement on Netanyahu Speech to Congress

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today made the following statement ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday.

Mar 2, 2015

Payne Calls on House Republicans to Pass Clean DHS Bill Tonight

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today released the following statement after House Republicans failed to pass a three-week extension for funding of the Department of Homeland Security.

Feb 23, 2015

Republicans must put safety of American people above politics | Opinion

On Feb. 27, the Department of Homeland Security will run out of funding and shut down vital operations unless Congress passes legislation to fund the agency. Members of Congress have a responsibility to take immediate, bipartisan action to fund the DHS and ensure the security of families here in New Jersey and throughout our nation.