Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey



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Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Payne, Lance Lead Group of 94 House Members in Urging CMS to Protect Access to Live-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screenings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 94 House members, led by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), sent a letter to the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Andrew Slavitt, expressing concerns about proposed cuts in Medicare payments for colorectal cancer screenings and colonoscopies.

Sep 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight hailed House passage of H.R. 1624, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, sponsored by Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02).  The legislation, which came from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on which Guthrie and Lance serve, will protect employees from the potential of cancelled health plans and rising health care premiums. The measure will also authorize $205 million for the Medicare Improvement Fund, which was cut by the President’s health care legislation.

Sep 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement after the House passed two measures (H.R. 3504 and H.R. 3134) cracking down on Planned Parenthood — the first legislative response to videos showing the abortion provider's tissue harvesting practices. 

Aug 27, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced his partnership with Congressman André Carson (IN-07) to serve as the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus Caucus.  Hydrocephalus is a debilitating neurological condition that affects over 1 million Americans.  The Caucus will focus on increasing awareness and education and encouraging more research into its diagnosis and treatment.

Aug 7, 2015 Press Release

FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) this week hosted a roundtable with patients and advocates on the major 21st Century Cures Act that passed the House of Representatives earlier this summer.  The bipartisan Cures Act, which Lance helped craft as a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, passed the House overwhelmingly and now must pass the U.S. Senate to head to the President’s desk.  Lance gathered stakeholders to his Flemington district office to strategize.