Friday, May 3, 2013
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance addresses banking reform, immigration at Warren town hall meeting.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance burnished his reputation as a fiscal conservative in Congress during a town hall meeting in Warren Wednesday, with about 50 residents on hand. In response to questions from residents, Lance said he still opposes the Federal Reserve Bank's quantitative easing program, and said he believes the biggest impediment to economic growth is the malaise of uncertainty hanging over the nation. "Seven of 10 jobs that will be created in this country will be created by small business—and small business is waiting on the sidelines in so many ways because it does not know what is going to happen with regard to tax policy, and it does not know what's going to happen with the president's health care legislation," Lance said, in …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Rep. Leonard Lance, NJ-07, met with mayors from Union and Essex counties to discuss the Rahway River Basin feasibility study.
Thursday, January 10
On Jan. 9, Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ-07, met with several Seventh District mayors, state officials and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the status of the Rahway River Basin feasibility study currently under way by the Corps. During the meeting, Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff, Springfield Mayor David Amlen, Union Mayor Clifton People, Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen, Garwood Mayor Pat Quattrochi and Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen received a briefing from the Army Corps of Engineers, state officials and Lance about the status of the study. The Seventh District lawmaker, who arranged the meeting, also pledged his strong support for the project and updated the group on several actions he has already taken to …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The bill will help improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the deadliest types of cancers.
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Thursday, January 3
The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Leonard Lance, NJ-07. Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ-07, has announced that President Barack Obama has signed into law Lance's cancer research bill to coordinate research for cancers that have the lowest survival rates. Lance’s bipartisan cancer research measure — the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act” — was part of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act signed into law by the President. “I am pleased to announced that this important cancer research measure is now law of the land,” said Lance, a Republican. “The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act will help improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the deadliest types of cancers. This new law will hopefully mean a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Lance defeated Democratic challenger Upendra Chivukula.
Republican Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will be heading back to Washington to begin his third term after defeating Democratic challenger Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula. Lance won 58 percent of the vote, with Chivukula capturing just 39 percent. Many believed the race was Lance's to lose, as the 7th Congressional district spans a largely Republican territory that includes Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties as well as parts of Morris. Throughout his campaign, Lance stressed the need for reform to President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He has also opposed the president's stimulus package. Locally, Lance has been an advocate for towns that faced devastation in the wake of Hurricane Irene. He …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Lance will asses damage to the area in the coming days.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The office of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) whose district includes Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit and Westfield issued a statement regarding disaster recovery in his district. Dear Friend: As New Jersey begins its long road to recovery from Hurricane Sandy, please know my staff and I are available to assist you. Today and over the next few days, I will meet with residents, governmental leaders and emergency response officials across the Seventh Congressional District to assess the damage and determine how best my office can assist local communities. In the meantime, if you need assistance with a disaster recovery-related issue and you are unsure where …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jobs and the economy are the top issues in the 7th Congressional District, but one candidate is promoting his stance on other social issues.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Unofficial totals have Lance at 60% of the vote and challenger David Larsen at 40%.
The Republican primary for the 7th U.S. Congressional district in New Jersey was not expected to be close. Expectations are bearing out so far tonight. With 99% of the total vote reported, incumbent Leonard Lance, of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, is leading challenger David Larsen with 60% of the vote compared to 40%, reports news12.com. With 373 of 638 precincts reporting (or 58% of the vote), the AP declared Lance the winner. Lance had these remarks in his acceptance speech: "I thank all of those who have made tonight's strong victory possible. Most especially, I thank my wife, Heidi, for her love and support. "Today the people of the Seventh Congressional District have voted for fiscally conservative policies of lower taxes, …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
In the 7th, two Republicans vie to demonstrate who's the real conservative.
With the endorsements of Gov. Chris Christie and county Republican party chairs in his district, U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance would appear to be on his way toward winning a third term in Congress. But before he even gets to the November election, he has to go through David Larsen, who polled 31 percent of the vote against Lance two years ago. Lance, who lives in Clinton, was first elected to U.S. Congress in 2008, after serving in the state Assembly and Senate for many years. He was known as a moderate during his state service, but has leaned more to the right since joining Congress. Larsen, of Tewksbury, is running as the true conservative. His political background includes chairmanship of the conservative advocacy organization RightDirection.…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Congressman Leonard Lance speaks out against President Obama's tax plans.
To the Editor: Tax Day, April 17, reminds us that the current tax system is too complex, too costly and too burdensome. According to the U.S. House Budget Committee to comply with this inefficient tax code, individuals, families, and businesses spend over six billion hours and more than $160 billion per year trying to do their taxes. And the tax code is unfair, as many of the deductions and preferences are available mainly to a relatively small class of taxpayers. It's wrong and it's why House Republicans have a reform plan that calls for a simpler, flatter and fairer tax system that will restore economic opportunity and prosperity to our Nation's economy. Earlier this month the House passed a 2013 budget blueprint. Among the many …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
County Republicans visited Orange Avenue School Saturday to nominate candidates for the upcoming election.
Faced with the challenge of being the minority party during an election year, members of the Union County Republican Committee gathered in Cranford Saturday for their annual county convention. The county GOP spent the day at Orange Avenue School, where they endorsed their picks for candidates in the upcoming federal, state and county elections. Among those who received overwhelming support from Republicans was Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7. The 59-year-old Hunterdon County resident, who represents a disctrict that includes portions of Union County, defeated David Larsen by a vote of 139 to 16 to earn the county GOP nod in his bid for the Republican spot on the congressional ballot for the 7th District. Lance’s victory at the Union County GOP …