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Feb 11, 2015

House Passes Payne Bill to Improve Emergency Communications

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill authored and introduced by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), H.R. 615, the DHS Interoperable Communications Act, by a vote of 379 to 0.

Nov 21, 2014

Payne Supports President Obama's Immigration Action

President Obama took action to allow some unauthorized immigrants to remain in the United States because House Republicans wouldn't. Rep. Payne, Jr. said, "For the sake of our security, for the sake of our economy, and for the sake of our future, we cannot afford to rely on a dysfunctional immigration system any longer."

Nov 18, 2014

Payne Introduces Statewide Interoperable Communications (SWIC) Enhancement Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced the Statewide Interoperable Communications (SWIC) Enhancement Act in coordination with a hearing on “Interoperable Communications: Assessing Progress Since 9/11,” held by the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications where Rep. Payne, Jr. serves as Ranking Member.

Nov 17, 2014

Payne Attends Ribbon Cutting of New Bayonne Firehouse

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) attended a ribbon cutting of a brand new 15,000 square foot fire station paid for with a $3.5 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Sep 29, 2014

Creating an Integrated Grid: Regulators, Legislators Can Help

Integrating more distributed power generation and energy storage can help make a grid more flexible, resilient, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Legislators and regulators, at the federal and state level, have an opportunity to craft policy solutions that would make these advanced strategies more feasible -- thus empowering utilities to support broader long-term goals.

Sep 14, 2014

Port operations get $14.8 million federal grant

Port Newark was awarded a $14.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve and expand facilities at Port Newark, create hundreds of jobs and enhance economic opportunities throughout the region.

Sep 9, 2014

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Sires Announce $14.8M TIGER Grant for Port Newark

Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)and Albio Sires (NJ-08) and U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) and today announced a $14,800,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve and expand facilities at Port Newark, create hundreds of jobs and enhance economic opportunities throughout the region.

Aug 8, 2014

Payne Marks 16th Anniversary of Al Qaeda Attacks on American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked the 16 thAnniverary of the Al Qaeda attacks on American Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. On that morning, more than 200 people were killed, including 12 Americans.

Aug 7, 2014

Payne Marks 16th Anniversary of Al Qaeda Attacks on American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) marked the 16th Anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks on American Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. On that morning, more than 200 people were killed, including 12 Americans.

Jul 29, 2014

Payne Supports Passage of Smart Grid Bill As Part of Larger Cyber Bill

Rep. Payne, Jr. supported the passage of H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, which included a critical amendment that would examine ways to strengthen and modernize the electric grid to defend against natural disasters and cyber attacks.

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