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Jul 8, 2014 | HS Today

Chemical Facility Security, Border Security, Emergency Communications Bills Passed By House

The House also passed the Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act (HR 4289), which was introduced by Subcommittee ranking member Donald Payne (D-NJ). This legislation addresses the recommendations of a November 2012 DHS Office of Inspector General report which found DHS lacks an effective governance structure to ensure interoperable communications among its components.

Jul 8, 2014 | The Patch

Curbing Hunger Extends Its Statewide Food Drive Into July

This year marks the 20th consecutive year of its annual Curbing Hunger Food Drive campaign to help people in New Jersey during the summer - a time when most organizations struggle with low donations. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.

Jul 7, 2014 | The Messenger-Gazette

Curbing Hunger, based in Somerset County, extends its statewide food drive into July

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.

Jun 30, 2014 | Insurance News

Payne Deeply Disappointed in SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released a statement following the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, allowing for-profit corporations to exclude birth control coverage in their employees' insurance plans:

Jun 29, 2014 | Hudson Reporter

Staying on the path to discovery

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. has co-sponsored legislation in support of Alzheimer’s disease research funding to benefit over 5 million Americans. Recently, he co-sponsored H.R. 4351—Alzheimer’s Accountability Act--that would ensure that Congress will know what the scientists need to find an effective Alzheimer’s treatment.

Jun 29, 2014 | Star Ledger

Increased consumer demand brings Linden a huge windfall in development

Now Linden city officials expect to reap a huge tax benefit from that trend through a project from an international development company that will build 2.8 million square feet of warehousing on a former industrial site that has been vacant for nearly 20 years.

Jun 27, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Creates Linked Network of Children's Wellness Programming in Newark

Morgan Stanley today announced Healthy Newark, an innovative philanthropic program connecting several local nonprofits, schools and hospitals to deliver a linked package of the building blocks to a healthy childhood. Morgan Stanley will work with its local and national partners to help as many as 3,000 Newark, N.J., children and their families.

Jun 27, 2014 | The Alternative Press

Payne, DiVIncenzo Partner with Essex County Hunger Organization to Provide Food to Residents

Issues: Local Issues

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. held a joint press conference with Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND) to announce the a countywide on-line food drive between June 1 and July 15 to provide fresh produce and other food for residents via the MEND Essex County food pantry partners.

Jun 26, 2014 | Fed Week

Bill Would Clarify Responsibility for Interoperable Communications at DH

The DHS Interoperable Communications Act, HR-4289, was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., and would direct the undersecretary to develop policies and directives to achieve and maintain interoperable communications among the components of the department.

Jun 25, 2014 | Associated Press

At hearing on Super Bowl security performance in NJ, lawmakers hear about future threats

It's generally agreed that the security effort at the recent Super Bowl played in New Jersey was a resounding success. Fred Roberts directs a program at Rutgers University that studies stadium security. He told New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne and others that future terror threats could come in forms such as cyber-attacks or someone hacking into a car's computer system to control its braking and acceleration outside a stadium.