Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance


Lance Hosts 2015 Congressional Art Contest


Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) welcomed participants in the 2015 Congressional Art Contest to the Merck Campus in Kenilworth for a public display of their submissions.  The display featured 71 original pieces of art, all created by high school students from New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District.  A panel of judges selected Remnants of An American Dream, an oil painting by Helen Zhang of Belle Mead, as the winner.  Helen will head to Washington in June to see her artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building.

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Lance Honored As Champion for Manufacturing Jobs


Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) has been named a ‘Champion of Manufacturing’ for his pro job-creating policies to rebuild the American manufacturing industry and for his work on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Lance the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award in a special ceremony in New Providence, New Jersey at C. R. Bard, Inc.

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Lance Named BIO Legislator of the Year



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Lance: Protect Taxpayers from IRS abuse


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) spent Tax Day voting in favor of a series of reforms that will strengthen transparency and accountability at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

At a time when filing taxes is more complicated than ever, Congress should lessen the tax burden on Americans and protect hard-working taxpayers from IRS abuse,” said Lance.  “Today the U.S. House has passed a series of measures that protect taxpayer rights and bring accountability and responsibility to the IRS.”

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Lance Named Community Health Champion


WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) was recently presented with the  “2015 Distinguished Community Health Champion Award” by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).  NACHC honored Lance for his steadfast commitment to the Nation’s Community Health Centers and the millions of people they serve.    

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Lance Tours Barking Hills Country Club


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Lance Reacts to Agreement on Iran Nuclear Negotiations


FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), co-chair of the Republican Israel Caucus, issued the statement following the announcement of a general framework agreement on the Iran nuclear negotiations:

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Lance Named Medicare Part B Patient Access Champion



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House Votes Overwhelmingly to Permanently Repeal the SGR and Strengthen Medicare


“Today the U.S. House has come together to protect senior citizen’s access to their doctors and strengthen the Medicare program over the longer term.”

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Lance Statement on House-Passage of The Balanced Budget for a Stronger America


Washington D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after House passage of H. Con. Res. 27, which would establish the budget for fiscal year 2016.

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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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