Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Statement on Sexual Harassment in Congress

Nov 16, 2017
Press Release
Calls for Passage of Speier Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after a series of reports of sexual harassment by members and candidates for Congress:

“Sexual harassment is morally abhorrent and has no place in our society regardless of political affiliation.  Any member of Congress or candidate for Congress who admits to or has been credibly accused of it is not qualified to serve in public office.

“Congress should take the lead on this issue and pass Rep. Jackie Speier’s mandatory sexual harassment training legislation, which I am cosponsoring.”