Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Economy and Tax Relief

More on Economy and Tax Relief

Jun 1, 2018 Press Release

WESTFIELD, N.J.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement responding to the May jobs report: 

“Today’s economic report is good news for the United States, job seekers and the federal coffers.  Wages have increased and unemployment rates are the lowest in decades.  All this success could be undermined by the imposition of new tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.  I urge the Trump Administration to reconsider its decision in light of today’s excellent employment report.  Let’s keep the economy going strong.”

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) authored a letter to Governor Phil Murphy today requesting the governor endorse Trenton legislation to repeal New Jersey’s $10,000 property tax deduction limit on state income tax filers.  Governor Murphy this week issued a ‘call to action’ to New Jersey mayors to encourage residents to make charitable contributions to their towns instead of paying property taxes.  Lance hopes the governor will support lifting the cap as well.    

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) today unveiled their bipartisan legislation to allow taxpayers to deduct their entire 2018 property tax prepayments from their 2017 income tax returns.  New Jersey representatives Chris Smith, Rodney Frelinghuysen and Frank LoBiondo are original cosponsors.

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today supported the Financial Choice Act which repeals the Dodd-Frank Law that created bank bail outs with taxpayer money and imposed regulations that contributed to the closing of forty-two New Jersey community banks.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement on the FY 18 budget proposed by the White House:

“I commend President Trump’s commitment to balancing the budget and prioritizing taxpayer dollars responsibly.  And as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee I am pleased that the Administration is committed to modernizing our energy infrastructure and promoting energy independence.