Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey
  • Lance Leads: Audit the Pentagon Amendment Passes House

    Congressman Lance secured passage of an amendment to the Nation Defense Authorization Act forcing an audit of the Pentagon. Lance also charged the Department of Defense with creating a special commendation for military service dogs and their handlers in honor of New Jersey servicemembers with this specialty who have lost their lives in combat.
  • IN THE NEWS: $74 million American Cyanamid cleanup in Bridgewater to remove toxic sludge

    “I want this site cleaned up and the 44,000 tons of hazardous waste out of Bridgewater and permanently destroyed,” he said. “Safety is of paramount concern and the collection and treatment of approximately 2.3 million gallons of contaminated liquid needs to be done responsibly. This is why we have an EPA. Federal officials with the know-how and expertise have tackled these problems in other parts of the country and now need to focus on Bridgewater"
  • Lance Joins Congressional Colleagues in Honoring Military Service Dogs and Their Handlers

    Congressman Lance joined his congressional colleagues this week in honoring military service dogs and their handlers at a special awards ceremony hosted by the American Humane organization. The handlers (and the dogs) were commended for their contributions to the war effort.
  • Lance Assembles USO Care Packages for Military Members

    Congressman Leonard Lance joined colleagues and staffers on Capitol Hill this week to assemble care packages for U.S. servicemen and women deployed overseas. At the event hosted the USO organization, Lance and his colleagues in Congress assembled over 2000 care packages for our service members.
  • IN THE NEWS: House bill would reimburse airports close to Trump's favorite haunts

    “It is a matter of fairness that airports and businesses grounded by no fault of their own see some type of compensation,” Lance said in a statement. “Protecting the president and First Family is the highest priority, but accommodations should be made for those where livelihood is reduced when the president is in town.”