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Oct 22, 2013 | NJ TV

Congressional Leaders Discuss Upgrades to the Power Grid

Congressional leaders joined together at PSE&G’s Newark headquarters to introduce the Smart Grid Study Act, which would examine how the nation can strengthen and upgrade the power grid to prevent against natural disasters and protect against cyber attacks.

Oct 22, 2013 | WBGO Radio

Congressional Members Push for Study on National Grid

As we approach the first anniversary of Sandy, some New Jersey Congressional members want to make sure the national grid can withstand another major storm. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to eight and a half million customers and cost billions of dollars in damages according to Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.“With power outages amounting to somewhere between 14 to 26 billion alone.” He’s sponsoring legislation to create the Smart Grid Study Act.

Oct 22, 2013 | NJ Today

Representatives Recognize 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. hosted a press conference to commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and highlight the need to invest in strengthening our power grid systems to prepare for future disasters and mitigate billions of dollars of costs down the road.

Oct 22, 2013 | Newsworks

N.J. Congressmen back measure aiming to strengthen power grid

As the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy nears, some members of the New Jersey congressional delegation want to make sure the national grid can withstand another major storm.

Oct 16, 2013 | BET News

How's the Shutdown Playing Back at Home?

Local and state legislators breathed a collective sigh of relief as Congress inched closer to reopening the federal government. Washington lawmakers got most of the headlines, but the impact of their actions was deeply felt back at home.

Oct 16, 2013 | NJ Today

Rep. Payne Says Republicans Need to End Shutdown

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-10) told NJ Today Senior Correspondent Desirée Taylor that he believes a resolution to the government shutdown issue is coming.

Oct 15, 2013 | The Alternative Press

South Orange-Maplewood School District Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Physical Education

The South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced on Friday.

Oct 15, 2013 | The Star Ledger

Airport screeners, with half a paycheck withheld, feel the pain of the shutdown

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee whose district includes the airport, said yesterday that screeners and other uniformed federal employees should be paid during the shutdown, "no question about it."

Oct 4, 2013 | Montclair Times

Affordable Care Act workshop answers questions in Montclair

For locals with lingering questions concerning the marketplace and how the Affordable Care Act will impact them, BlueWave NJ President Marcia Marley, in coordination with Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10), organized an information seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at United Way of Northern New Jersey headquarters.

Oct 3, 2013 | The Star Ledger /

U.S. Capitol shooting: N.J. lawmakers recount tense moments

A police chase that ended in gunfire outside the U.S. Capitol today forced New Jersey lawmakers in Washington to take cover, officials and legislators said.