Leonard Lance

Leonard Lance


Lance Holds Breast Cancer Round Table in Summit, Discusses Proposed Legislation


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United States Congressman Leonard Lance, who represents New Jersey's 7th District, recently held a roundtable session where he discussed the state of the fight against breast cancer, and his work in the nation's capital to combat the disease. 

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Lance Statement on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Ruling


WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling in the King v. Burwell case:

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Lance Welcomes Helen Zhang of Belle Mead to Washington


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) welcomed Helen Zhang of Belle Mead to the United States Capitol this week for the annual Congressional Art Competition showcase.  Zhang, 15, was selected as the winner of the Seventh Congressional District contest for her oil painting, Remnant of an American Dream.  She earned the chance to visit Washington, D.C. and see her work on display in the Capitol alongside the winning selections from across the country.

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Lance Honored By American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) this week was honored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and was presented with a Congressional Award for his work in championing policies to combat suicide. 

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Lance Staff Holding Mobile Office Hours in Dover, Mt. Olive July 9


WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced his staff will bring the constituent services provided by his district offices directly to Morris County residents during mobile office hours Thursday, July 9.  Members of Lance’s staff will be available to assist residents who are experiencing difficulties with federal agencies such as the IRS, Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, the State Department or any other federal agency.  Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins are encouraged.  For more information, please call Lance’s Westfield

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today called on United States Trade Representative Michael Froman to release the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to increase public awareness and make the TPP trade negotiation process more transparent and accessible to the American People.

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Lance Statement on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation by a vote of 218 to 208:

“Trade is critical to New Jersey’s economy and the Nation as a whole.  Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside our borders.  Last year, New Jersey-based companies exported $37 billion worth of goods overseas, responsible for nearly 175,000 jobs in the state. 

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Lance: Iran Should Release American Hostages


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), co-chair of the Republican Israel Caucus, tonight released the following statement after House-passage of H. Res. 233, a resolution he cosponsored calling on Iran to free American hostages held in the country:

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Letter: Renew Aid to 9/11 First Responders and Survivors



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Bipartisan Duo Introduces Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) today introduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, legislation that would require health insurance plans that cover traditional chemotherapy provide equally favorable coverage for orally-administered anticancer medications. 

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

2013-06-04 14:50:46

Congressman Leonard Lance discusses the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline

2013-05-22 20:02:20

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

Contact Information

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5361
Fax 202-225-9460

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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