Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance


Lance To Host Town Hall in Lopatcong


Seventh District Lawmaker Will Visit Warren County February 17 for His 32nd Town Hall Meeting

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will host his 32nd in-person town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 17 beginning at 6pm at the Lopatcong Township Court Room.

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Lance: Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery


WASHINGTON, D.C.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) this week hailed U.S. House passage of numerous anti-human trafficking measures designed to eradicate the practice.  The measures expand both nation and international efforts to combat human trafficking and provide law enforcement and human services personnel the tools, resources and training they need to prevent trafficking and to better support its victims.

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House Republican Israel Caucus Statement On 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Doug Lamborn (CO-05), co-chairmen of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz:

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Lance To Lead Israel Caucus for 114th Congress


Washington, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced his co-chairmanship of the House Republican Israel Caucus for the 114th Congress.  Lance will lead the Caucus with Congressmen Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Doug Lamborn (CO-05).   The House Republican Israel Caucus is dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship and is one of the largest congressional organizations.

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Congressman Lance Responds to State of the Union Address


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Leonard Lance issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: 

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Lance: Time To Audit The Fed


114th Congress Promising For Accounting of Taxpayer Dollars

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Lance Votes to Strengthen Border Security; Block President’s Unconstitutional Executive Amnesty


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which will fully fund homeland security programs for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015 while blocking President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty:

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Lance: Open Access to Public Research


Bipartisan Lawmakers Lead Effort for Public Access to Congressional Research

“What is good for Congress should be good for the general public”

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House Moves to Protect Emergency Responders


Lance: “The White House Should Sign This Commonsense Revision to ObamaCare Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight hailed passage of H.R. 33, the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” which would exempt volunteer fire and other EMS personnel from the employer mandate under ObamaCare.  The unanimous bipartisan vote marks the third revision to the President’s health care law passed by the new Congress. 

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Lance: Only President Obama Is Blocking Keystone


House Passes Energy Jobs Bill; Senate Expected To Follow Suit Next Week; Nebraska State Supremes OK’s Pipeline  

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today voted in favor of H.R. 3, the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act,” bipartisan legislation that will bolster the Nation’s energy security and create jobs.

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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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Frank LoBiondo


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