Representative Donald 'Don' M. Payne, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 10, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 10
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9/26/14 Thompson, Payne to Hold National Preparedness Month Tweetathon 9/17/14 Booker, Menendez Lead NJ Delegation in Securing $1.5B in USDOT Sandy Resiliency Funding 7/11/14 House Passes Payne Smart Grid Study as Part of Larger Appropriations Bill 7/09/14 House Passes Payne Emergency Communications Bill 7/08/14 Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act 6/24/14 Payne, House Committee on Homeland Security Host Field Hearing in Newark on the Security Successes and Lessons Learned Following 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey 6/11/14 Committee Passes Payne Emergency Communications Bill; Accepts Amendment to Improve Interoperable Communications 5/08/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Departing of Housing and Urban Development -- Diversion of Sandy Funds 5/05/14 Pallone and New Jersey Congressional Delegation Members Call on EPA to Restore Coastal Helicopter Monitoring 4/29/14 Hearing of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - "Stakeholder Assessments of the Administration's National Preparedness Grant Program Proposal 4/01/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams 3/28/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Appropriations Committee - Fund Non-Profit Security Grant Program 3/12/14 Payne Announces More than $8.4 Million in FEMA EMPG Grants to New Jersey 2/05/14 Payne Smart Grid Bill Passes Committee 2/03/14 Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act 11/21/13 Letter to Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Craig Fugate - Make Social Media Data More Readable for First Responders During Times of Disaster 11/14/13 Payne Presses Administrator Pistole on TSA SPOT Program that Has Led to Racial Profiling at Newark Liberty International Airport 10/29/13 NJ Today - We Need To Learn Lessons From Sandy & Previous Hurricanes 10/29/13 Hearing of the House Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee - Bridging the Gap Between Cybersecurity and Emergency Management 10/22/13 Reps. Pallone, Payne, Holt, Clarke, & Lance Recognize 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy 10/22/13 Payne Recognizes 1 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy 9/23/13 64 Members of Congress, Led by Congressman Dan Kildee, Call on Iran to Release Amir Hekmati As U.N. General Assembly Starts 9/20/13 Payne Introduces SAFE In Our Schools Act 9/16/13 Payne Statement on Washington Navy Yard Shooting 8/27/13 Payne Announces $52.6 Million in Homeland Security Grants to New Jersey 8/11/13 Smart Meters - New Jersey Representatives Introduce SMART Grid Study Act 8/01/13 Payne Introduces Bipartisan Smart Grid Legislation 7/26/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA 5/09/13 Payne Pushes for More Homeland Security Funding in Wake of Boston Bombing 5/01/13 Payne Meets with FSD Drummer, Sets Goal to Make Newark Liberty Model for the Nation 4/15/13 Statement on the Explosions in Boston 3/21/13 Letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole - Repeal the Allowance of Knives on Airplanes 3/19/13 Letter to Secretary Napolitano and Administrator Fugate - FEMA Disaster Recovery Aid for Housing Co-Ops and Condos 1/01/13 Hurricane Sandy Relief 11/30/12 Letter to President Obama 1/01/14 Issue Position: Energy and Environment 1/01/14 Issue Position: National Security