Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance


Lance Town Hall in Pohatcong Township Set For 9/14


FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will host his 36th town hall meeting on Monday, September 14 beginning at 6:00pm in the Pohatcong Township Municipal Building.

During the Warren County town hall meeting, Lance is expected to discuss the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  He will take questions and share his views on the issues like the President’s proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, the economy and federal spending.

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Lance: Request tickets to witness Pope Francis' visit to U.S. Capitol


FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that his office is accepting requests from residents of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District for tickets to take part in His Holiness Pope Francis'  address to the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015. This visit--the first time a pope has ever visited the Capitol and addressed Congress--will be historic for our Nation.  Lance encourages all interested constituents to visit lance.house.gov/pope to sign up to enter the ticket lottery. 

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Lance To Lead Congressional Hydrocephalus Caucus


Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced his partnership with Congressman André Carson (IN-07) to serve as the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus Caucus.  Hydrocephalus is a debilitating neurological condition that affects over 1 million Americans.  The Caucus will focus on increasing awareness and education and encouraging more research into its diagnosis and treatment.

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Lance to Senators: Help Pass 21st Century Cures Act


FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) this week hosted a roundtable with patients and advocates on the major 21st Century Cures Act that passed the House of Representatives earlier this summer.  The bipartisan Cures Act, which Lance helped craft as a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, passed the House overwhelmingly and now must pass the U.S. Senate to head to the President’s desk.  Lance gathered stakeholders to his Flemington district office to strategize. 

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Lance Honored As “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights”


MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) visited with Mountainside senior citizens this week to discuss current events and Lance’s work in Washington.  After the conversation and question and answer period, the group presented Lance with the "Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award" on behalf of the 60 Plus Association. 

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Lance: Phillipsburg Fire Department to Receive $447K Federal Grant


PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) recently visited Phillipsburg to announce that the Fire Department has been awarded with a $447,540 grant through the Department of Homeland Security to procure new safety equipment.  Lance was joined at the announcement by Mayor Harry L. Wyant, Phillipsburg Fire Chief Rich Hay and members of the Department.

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Lance To Host Montgomery Town Hall On Iran Deal


Meeting in Somerset County Will Be Second Devoted to Nuke Agreement

FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, August 10 in Montgomery — his 35th in-person town hall meeting and his second this month dedicated to hearing constituent thoughts on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.

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Vets Bills Sail Through House


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) this week backed two major bills concerning our Nation’s veterans.  One measure (H.R. 1994) holds the Veterans Administration accountable for numerous failures and the second (H.R. 675) boosts the cost-of-living adjustment for compensation that countless veterans rely on.  

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Lance: Regulations Hold Back Job Creation


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight voted in favor of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act – which requires any agency rule or regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more to receive congressional approval.

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Congressman Lance discusses the passing of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg

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Congressman Leonard Lance discusses the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline

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Lance speaks in support of Hurricane Sandy relief for New Jersey

2013-01-15 21:41:31

Congressman Lance discusses the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act

2012-12-19 18:54:14

Lance praises Wade Martin of Montgomery Township

2012-11-16 15:20:08

Lance Calls On Congress To Back His Cancer Research Legislation

2012-09-20 13:18:00

Lance Reflects on the Anniversary of 9-11

2012-09-11 16:24:42

Lance Praises Bipartisan FDA Reform Bill

2012-06-20 19:18:14

Congressman Lance Calls For The Full Repeal Of The Medical Device Tax

2012-06-07 20:31:45

Congressman Leonard Lance serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee

2012-04-25 13:06:37

Congressman Leonard Lance discusses repealing the IPAB

2012-03-21 20:13:18

Congressman Leonard Lance speaks on the House floor regarding the passing of Congressman Don Payne.

2012-03-06 21:20:20


2012-02-29 17:30:39


2012-02-29 16:30:55

Congressman Lance discusses the importance of preventing maternal mortality

2012-02-15 18:21:31

Congressman Leonard Lance speaks in support of repealing the CLASS Act

2012-02-01 19:47:02

Lance Speaks Out Against Debt Limit Increase

2012-01-18 18:04:49

Congressman Lance speaks in support of the balanced budget Amendment

2011-11-16 17:54:22

Lance comments on the passing of Michael Cole

2011-09-22 19:56:45

pediatric doctors shortage

2011-09-21 13:26:24

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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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