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Feb 16, 2014 | Pediatrics

SAFE In Our Schools Act

Sponsored by Representative Donald Payne of New Jersey and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the "S.A.F.E. in Our Schools Act" was referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications last October.

Feb 15, 2014 | Hudson Reporter

Federal grant will allow Jersey City to hire 30 new firefighters

The Jersey City Fire Department received a $6.87 million federal grant for the Jersey City Fire Department that will help replace or retain 49 firefighters who either previously retired or whose positions were slated for elimination due to municipal budget constraints. The department intends to hire 30 new firefighters.

Feb 10, 2014 | Energy Central

Payne Smart Grid Bill Passes Committee

The House Committee on Homeland Security passed through committee H.R. 2962, the SMART Grid Study Act, as an amendment offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne , Jr. (NJ-10) to H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP).

Feb 10, 2014 | The Record

Cabinet secretary from N.J. recounts family's history with Civil Rights Movement

Issues: Local Issues

The story of how the great-grandson of a Virginia slave became secretary of Homeland Security reflects the larger story of African-Americans, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Feb 9, 2014 | HSToday

Bill Would Provide Comprehensive Study Of Electric Grid Resiliency

An amendment to the National Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIP) passed by the House Committee on Homeland Security would require an “assessment of actions necessary to expand and strengthen the capabilities of the electric grid to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from a natural disaster and cyber attacks.”

Feb 7, 2014 | NY Daily News

New Jersey lawmakers urge defiant Gov. Christie to push for fair wages at airports

A fleet of politicians from both sides of the Hudson River have sent letters to Gov. Chris Christie demanding raises for workers at Newark Airport. The beleaguered governor has in recent days received missives from Rep. Charlie Rangel, New Jersey Reps. Donald Payne and Frank Pallone, and Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage.

Feb 7, 2014 | The Record

Christie Port Authority appointee questions impact of a wage hike for airport workers on travel costs

Congressmen Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey and Charles B. Rangel of New York, both Democrats, issued a joint statement Thursday, asking Christie to follow New York Governor Cuomo’s example and to raise the wage of New Jersey's airport workers.

Feb 7, 2014 | Smart Grid Today

Grid security research bill passes House committee as amendment

The US House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday passed an amendment to a bill to put $2 million toward a study of the resiliency and reliability of the US power grid. The amendment was introduced by Rep Donald Payne, D-NJ, and was originally introduced by Payne in August as HR 2962, the Saving More American Resources Today (SMART) Grid Study Act of 2013.

Feb 6, 2014 | Renew Grid

House Committee Adopts Grid Resiliency Amendment

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security has adopted an amendment by Rep. Payne, Jr. to commence a comprehensive assessment of actions necessary to expand and strengthen the capabilities of the electrical power system to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from a natural disaster or cyber attack,

Feb 6, 2014 | Fierce Government IT

House Homeland Security approves critical infrastructure cybersecurity bill

During markup of H.R. 3696, the committee voted to add an amendment from Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) requiring the National Research Council to conduct a study into the resilience and reliability of the national electrical grid system.