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Apr 1, 2015 | Smart Grid Today

National Academies of Science plans grid-resilience study

The National Academies of Science (NAS) plans to conduct "a national-level comprehensive study on the future resilience and reliability of the nation's electric power transmission and distribution system," as a result of the SMART Grid Study Act of 2014 (SGT, July-14), the office of US Rep Donald Payne Jr, D-New Jersey's 10th district, told the press yesterday.

Mar 30, 2015 | NJBIZ

N.J. congressman revives Paycheck Fairness Act: 'There remains a gender pay gap'

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-New Haven, Connecticut) on Wednesday in sponsoring the eighth reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would ban salary secrecy for employees seeking to uncover wage discrimination and protect employees from any employer retaliation.

Mar 25, 2015 | Montclair Patch

NJ Congressman Launches 2015 Art Competition in Essex and Hudson Counties

Issues: Local Issues

High school-aged artists in Essex and Hudson counties take note: Your skills can win you a trip to Washington D.C.

Mar 25, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Re-introduction of colorectal cancer bill removes barriers to life-saving screenings

Issues: Health Care

It may never feel like a "good time" to have a colonoscopy. You might think that the procedure is too invasive and unpleasant or that it cuts into your busy schedule -- and then you decide to put it off for another year. But momentary discomfort or inconvenience is a small price to pay for possibly saving your life.

Mar 16, 2015 | The Hill

Breaking down barriers to cancer care

Issues: Health Care

Colorectal cancer impacts one in every 20 Americans and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. That’s why, this National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re teaming up to shed light on this disease and advance legislation that makes it easier to fight back.

Mar 16, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

N.J. Rep. Payne pushes voting rights, leads Black Caucus after-hours speechmaking

Issues: Local Issues

After the U.S. House finishes its last vote of the day, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. tonight will stand up behind a desk on the floor, get the presiding officer's attention, and begin an hour of speeches on voting rights.

Mar 12, 2015 | PolitickerNJ

Questions over One Newark plan, NJ School Performance Reports arise at committee hearing

Legislators and education officials spent Tuesday morning thrashing an embattled Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and a controversial One Newark school reorganization plan during a hearing of the Joint Committee on Public Schools.

Mar 6, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

Newark group headed to D.C. to lobby against school leader, controversial reforms

In an attempt to up the ante in the fight against Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson's controversial reforms, elected officials said today they plan to lobby for federal intervention.

Mar 6, 2015 | The Star-Ledger

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 | The Star-Ledger

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.