Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Holding Russia Accountable

Holding Russia Accountable

Holding Russia Accountable

Russia has intolerably involved itself in our Nation’s democratic electoral process.”

- Congressman Lance, during floor debate on H.R. 3364

Lance Actions:

  • One of the first Republican lawmakers to call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
  • Voted YES on all spending bills fully funding the Mueller investigation.
  • One of the first Republican lawmakers to cosponsor The Russia Sanctions Review Act (H.R. 1059), which would codify sanctions imposed by the Obama Administration and restrict the President’s ability to waive or remove sanctions on Russia.
  • One of eight Republican cosponsors of the Honest Ads Act (H.R. 4077), which makes online campaign ad disclosure more transparent in order to combat foreign disinformation during our elections.
  • Voted YES on the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364), which codifies sanctions on Russia and further sanctions Russia for election interference.  Lance also wrote to Secretary Tillerson following news reports of these sanctions not being implemented.
  • Voted YES on the Cyber Diplomacy Act (H.R. 3776), which recognizes Russia’s effort to influence 2016 election and reestablishes the Department of State as the office responsible for combatting cyber-attacks by foreign governments.
  • Cosponsor of the Fight Russian Corruption Act (H.R. 2820), which establishes an office in the Department of State dedicated to fighting illicit Russian activities aimed at eroding democratic governance
  • Cosponsor of No Russian Diplomatic Access to Compounds Here in America Act or No Russian DACHA Act (H.R. 2798), which prevents the reopening of Russian facilities closed in response to election interference. 

More on Holding Russia Accountable

Apr 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today was ranked one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in Congress.  The rankings were compiled by The Lugar Center and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy Bipartisan Index.  Lance placed 13th among all 435 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.

Apr 23, 2018 Press Release

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will host his 47th in-person town hall meeting on Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  Lance will discuss his leadership role on the Gateway Tunnel and sanctions against Russia, government funding, national security and Syria, the Mueller investigation, gun and school safety and other issues.   

Mar 27, 2018 Press Release

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is making $10 million dollars in election security improvements available to the State of New Jersey.

Mar 26, 2018 Press Release

FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after the Trump Administration expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers and shuttered the Russian consulate in Seattle.

Mar 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement after the U.S. Treasury issued sanctions on Russia through the Office of Foreign Assets Control: