Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance


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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Letter: Return Chesimard or Hold Funds for Cuba Talks


Three New Jersey House Members, U.S.

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Lance Urges Administration to Keep The Promise to Seniors


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, joined like-minded members of Congress in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator urging the Obama Administration to reverse course on its proposed changes to the popular and successful Medicare Advantage (MA) program. 

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“Coffee with the Congressman” Set for Flanders


Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will host “Coffee with the Congressman” on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 10:30 am at After Char-Broil & Ice Cream Parlor in Flanders.

The Seventh District lawmaker will host the March 28th discussion on current events during the next congressional district work period.  He will take questions and share his views on issues before Congress like the nuclear negotiations with Iran, the threat of ISIS, the economy and federal spending. 

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Rare Disease Caucus Welcomes Advocate To Capitol Steps



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Lance to Advocates: Tourette Syndrome Research A Priority


WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) welcomed leading advocates for Tourette Syndrome research to his district office to outline his upcoming legislative initiative to push for more research funding.  The advocates spoke with Lance about the importance of continued educational, medical and training improvements concerning the disease.

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Lance Responds to FCC Release of Depression-Era Internet Regulations


WESTFIELD, N.J. — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), New Jersey’s only Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, commented on the Federal Communications Commission’s release of its Depression-era rules to regulate the Internet.

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Lance: Passenger Rail Vital to New Jersey Economy


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed passage of H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015:

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Netanyahu’s message should be heeded


By Reps Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a thoughtful and urgent message to the world community through the bully pulpit of the House Chamber: Israel, the United States and global forces for peace can find a solution to Iran’s march toward a nuclear weapon.      

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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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