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Nov 15, 2013 | Asbury Park Press

New Jersey lawmakers react to Obama on health care plans

Issues: Health Care

New Jersey lawmakers reacted along party lines Thursday to President Barack Obama’s announcement that Americans can keep canceled health insurance policies for a year as companies and consumers adjust to the demands of the Affordable Care Act.

Nov 15, 2013 | Star Ledger

TSA chief assures N.J. lawmaker of steps to prevent repeat of racial profiling

The head of the Transportation Security Administration today assured Congress steps have been taken to prevent the kind of racial profiling that occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport under a controversial TSA behavior detection program.

Nov 14, 2013 | USA TODAY

TSA defends behavior screening against profiling claim

Lawmakers peppered the head of the Transportation Security Administration with questions Thursday about a screening program that government audits say is little better than random chance at spotting suspicious behavior.

Oct 29, 2013 | NJToday.Net

OPINION: We Need To Learn Lessons From Sandy & Previous Hurricanes

Payne made the following statement on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive landfall on the state of New Jersey.

Oct 28, 2013 | The Star Ledger

Democrats rally in Newark in support of raising N.J.'s minimum wage

Payne joined other New Jersey Democrats, BlueWave of New Jersey, and other proponents of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey from $7.25 to $8.25.

Oct 26, 2013 | Newark Patch

Payne Proposes Study into Bolstering Nation's Energy Grid

Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) announced his plan to introduce a bill in Congress to fund a study looking into ways to improve and strengthen the nation’s energy, making the announcement in Newark almost exactly a year after Superstorm Sandy left millions of New Jerseyans in the dark for days.

Oct 25, 2013 | My Central Jersey

Payne calls for Army Corps study of Rahway Arch

Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th District, has requested that the Army Corps of Engineers utilize federal Sandy supplemental funds to conduct a flood study of the controversial Rahway Arch project.

Oct 24, 2013 | The Positive Community

Rep. Payne, Jr.: Service Is A Family Tradition

Rep. Payne, Jr. speaks about growing up in a family dedicated to public services as well as discusses what he would like to accomplish in Congress, including job creation, gun safety, and increased security for our communities.

Oct 23, 2013 | The Star Ledger

As Hurricane Sandy anniversary nears, Rep. Payne pushes energy infrastructure study

Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy swamped the state’s electric infrastructure and left millions without power, a New Jersey congressman is pushing for a comprehensive review of how to better defend the nation’s grid from natural disasters and cyber attacks.

Oct 23, 2013 | Energy Wire

N.J.'s grid-defense debate continues a year after Superstorm Sandy's knockout blow

A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey, the state remains ground zero in the debate over how to harden the electric power grid and natural gas pipeline networks against unpredictable weather assaults.