Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance


Lance Statement On Net Neutrality Ruling


WASHINGTON, D.C.--- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), member of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s new net-neutrality rules:

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Lance Votes to Strengthen 529 College-Savings Plans


WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today supported H.R. 529, bipartisan legislation that expands, improves and modernizes tax-free 529 college savings plans:

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Lance Bill To Protect Innovation From Sequestration


Cuts to Private Funds Threaten New Jersey Life Science Industry

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Lance: Obama Vetoes Bipartisanship


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement in response to the President’s veto of the Keystone Pipeline Approval Act, which passed both the U.S. House and Senate with significant bipartisan majorities. 

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Lance Announces 2015 Congressional Art Contest


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he is inviting high school students in the Seventh Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Contest.    

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Lance Statement On Ruling to Block The President’s Unilateral Immigration Actions


WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement after United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Obama’s unilateral overreach on immigration:

“I strongly support Judge Hanen’s decision that President Obama exceeded his authority under the law — an action that the President himself conceded as unlawful as many as 22 times over the past two years.

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Lance Statement on the President’s Request for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement in response to the President’s proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to combat ISIS:

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Lance Bill to Help Tackle V.A. Backlog


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced his partnership with Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06) in reintroducing the bipartisan ‘VA Regional Office Accountability Act’ for the 114th Congress.  The duo successfully navigated the legislation to House passage twice in the 113th Congress and are now reintroducing the measure to continue applying new tools to hold executives at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs accountable for the management of claims.

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Lance Introduces Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act


Effort Continues Momentum To Prevent Insurer Bailout Under ObamaCare; Sen. Cassidy Introduces Companion Bill

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Lance: $500,000 Allocated For Rahway River Study


Army Corp Work Plan Outlines Resources For Feasibility Study

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5361
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Committee Assignments

Energy and Commerce

Congressman Leonard Lance was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2008 and reelected to a third term on November 6, 2012 to represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

As a result of the 2011 congressional redistricting process the 7th Congressional District now includes parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union and Warren counties as well as all of Hunterdon County.

Prior to coming to Congress, Lance served as a member of the New Jersey State Senate beginning in 2002, where he represented the 23rd Legislative District. He held the position of Minority Leader of the Senate from 2004 to 2008.

Lance was sworn in as a Member of Congress on January 6, 2009 and was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, where he worked on a wide range of issues relating to the financial services sector and the American economy.

In 2011 Congressman Leonard Lance left the House Financial Services Committee and has been appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Committee on Energy and Commerce has a broad legislative jurisdiction including national energy and environmental policy, health and health facilities, interstate and foreign commerce, consumer affairs and consumer protection, and travel and tourism.

As a member of the powerful committee Lance will play a greater role in protecting and growing jobs in New Jersey’s energy, life sciences and telecommunication sectors.

Before his election to the State Senate Lance served in the New Jersey General Assembly for 11 years (1991-2002), where he chaired the Budget Committee.

As a member of the State Legislature Lance led the fight against borrowing without voter approval. In 2004 he successfully sued Governor James McGreevey on the issue before the State Supreme Court and in 2008 New Jersey voters approved the “Lance Amendment” to the State Constitution, which requires all future borrowing to be approved by the voters. Lance also authored the successful effort to require funding for open space preservation and he was the prime sponsor of the measure that established funds for the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Leonard Lance was the third generation of his family to serve in the New Jersey State Legislature, following his great-uncle, H. Kiefer Lance, and his father, Wesley L. Lance.

Lance was born in 1952 and raised in Hunterdon County, where he attended North Hunterdon Regional High School. Lance received a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.

Lance served as the law clerk to the Warren County (NJ) Court in 1977 and 1978. He was assistant counsel for county and municipal matters to Governor Thomas H. Kean from 1983 to 1990. He has been a member of the New Jersey Council on the Humanities and a trustee of the Newark Museum, McCarter Theatre in Princeton and Centenary College in Hackettstown.

He is married to Heidi A. Rohrbach and they have a son, Peter Frank, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. The Lances reside in Clinton Township.

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