Donald Payne, Jr. (D) introduce new legislation in House “First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act”

New bill introduced: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes.

Democratic Representative Donald Payne, Jr. from the state of NJ, along with three cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.1594 on Mar 07, 2019. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Congressional oversight, Homeland security, Emergency planning and evacuation, First responders and emergency personnel, Government studies and investigations and Emergency Management.

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 1 Republicans and 2 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Donald Payne, Jr. Information

Donald Payne, Jr. was born on a 1958 in Newark.

Donald Payne, Jr. has held a number of positions, including United States representative, Board of chosen freeholders and city council.

Roles in Congress

  • Served as Representative for NJ (district 10) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 100 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During this period Donald Payne, Jr. missed 22.97% of the votes, sponsored 10 bills, cosponsored 173 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NJ (district 10) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 95.22 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During this period Donald Payne, Jr. missed 8.17% of the votes, sponsored 19 bills, cosponsored 530 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NJ (district 10) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 96.09 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Small Business. During this period Donald Payne, Jr. missed 18.72% of the votes, sponsored 16 bills, cosponsored 252 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NJ (district 10) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 94.53 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Homeland Security. During this period Donald Payne, Jr. missed 3.19% of the votes, sponsored 13 bills, cosponsored 364 bills.
  • Served as Representative for NJ (district 10) from Nov 2012 to Jan 2013 in the House 112th congress. He voted along party lines 98.11 percent of the time. During this period Donald Payne, Jr. missed 1.85% of the votes, cosponsored 4 bills.
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Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D)

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