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Jul 31, 2015 | Fierce Homeland Security

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 22, 2015 | NJ Advance Media

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 1, 2015 | NJ Advance Media

130K N.J. salaried workers could soon be eligible for overtime

New federal overtime rules could raise pay for an estimated 130,000 New Jersey employees, according to White House statistics released Tuesday.

Jul 1, 2015 | NJ Advance Media

N.J. lawmakers in D.C. push South Carolina to remove Confederate flag

New Jersey's two black U.S. representatives have joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus in urging South Carolina and other southern states to remove the Confederate flag.

Jun 23, 2015 | NJ Spotlight

Anderson’s Departure from Newark Schools Marks End of Tumultuous Period

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), joined in the chorus of [Anderson] critics.

Jun 23, 2015 | Hudson County View

Congressmen Payne, Sires react to South Carolina church massacre

U.S. Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10) and Albio Sires (D-8) have voiced their thoughts on the tragic shooting in a South Carolina church yesterday that left nine dead.

Jun 23, 2015 | The Root

Tech Talk on Diversity Features Black Girls Code, Phat Startup Founders

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. hosted a one-hour Google Hangout on tech diversity featuring Anthony Frasier of the Phat Startup and Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code.

Jun 23, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Local program visits Shabazz High School

Students at Malcolm X. Shabazz High School welcomed Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) to school May 27 for a taping of "Meet the Leaders @School."

Jun 23, 2015 | Homeland Security Today

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 | Homeland Security Today

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.