Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey


Jul 16, 2014 Op-Eds

As chaos and turmoil grip Iraq, the United State is again reminded of the great dangers in the world and how quickly foreign affairs can change.

Jul 15, 2014 Op-Eds

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two more jobs bills this week that continue to give employers the tools they need to hire more workers.

May 23, 2014 Op-Eds

As Memorial Day approaches, there is growing outrage over revelations that our veterans died as a result of bureaucratic incompetence and manipulation at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

May 1, 2014 Op-Eds

While many families were traveling during New Jersey’s spring break, President Obama and his Administration quietly declared yet another delay in the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Nov 21, 2013 Op-Eds

Winter heating bills are a harsh reminder that the American energy consumer has yet to benefit from the boom in North American energy production. Consumers want more affordable energy delivered quickly, safely and efficiently. But instead consumers experience the price of bureaucracy from heating our residences to filling up at the pump.

Nov 13, 2013 Op-Eds

President Obama has repeatedly promised millions of Americans with health insurance that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" under his health care act known as ObamaCare.

Oct 9, 2013 Op-Eds

It's Time To End The Shutdown

Today marks day nine of the federal government shutdown.  And as the debt-limit deadline nears, investors show growing concern about a U.S. default.  Despite this, Washington remains stuck in neutral.

Sep 17, 2013 Op-Eds

On October 1st, 2013 the Federal Data Services Hub – a key component of the ObamaCare health care law – is set to go live.

The Federal Data Services Hub will store the personal information of more than 20 million Americans estimated to enter into the ObamaCare health exchange over the next five years.

Jul 25, 2013 Op-Eds

I am honored to represent much of western Morris County in Congress.  As I have traveled throughout the congressional district meeting with constituents at chambers of commerce events, business tours and town hall meetings I have heard growing concerns about sequestration and its negative effect on the civilian workforce at Picatinny Arsenal.

Jun 26, 2013 Op-Eds

A major element of our Nation’s economic recovery is to make it easier for young people to be able to attend college– and afford it.  This is an important component of ensuring our workforce expands, that students pursue secondary degrees, and that tomorrow’s employers become better skilled and more able than our rivals around the world.