Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.), left, and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), right.

The House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee has 15 new members, and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee has four new members. Newsline is helping to introduce them short bios. This week:  Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.).

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.): First elected to Congress in 2012, his district includes Essex, Hudson and Union counties, including Newark, where he previously was a city councilman. He serves on the T&I Committee’s Aviation and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials subcommittees. He attended Kean College.

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.): Prior to joining the Senate in 2010, he served seven terms in the House, where he was a member of the T&I Committee. He has worked on highway, aviation and railway issues as a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He obtained his law degree from the University of Kansas.