Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey



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Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and his Energy and Commerce Committee colleagues secured a major legislative victory on Wednesday when the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark reforms to the country’s mental health care system in an overwhelming vote of 422-2.  The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

May 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), co-chair of the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus and member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, hosted Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) advocates for a press conference on Capitol Hill today, including Nirali Shah of Basking Ridge, New Jersey who spoke about her mother, Sonal Shah, who lost her fight with ALS in November 2015.  Lance and Shah used the gathering of ALS advocates in Washington to push for new efforts to spur medical innovation. 

May 9, 2016 Press Release

FLEMINGTON, N.J.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) met with Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, recently in Flemington to discuss the opioid and drug abuse epidemic.  Following the meeting, Kearns gave his support to Lance’s bipartisan legislation, H.R.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance’s  Opioid Review Modernization Act (H.R. 4976) picked up major momentum Wednesday, sailing through the House Energy and Commerce Committee and advancing to the House Floor for consideration. 

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today introduced bipartisan legislation that will help address the rampant opioid and drug abuse epidemic by reforming and improving the medical drug approval and label process within the federal Food and Drug Administration.  H.R. 4976, The Opioid Review Modernization Act, will be introduced in the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee where Lance is a senior member.