Leonard Lance

OPINION: Leonard Lance Needs a Clearer View of the Contact Lens Debate

I have always been a big fan of Rep. Leonard Lance. In fact, just a couple of months ago, I wrote on this very website about his principled stand on Internet privacy. But it is my belief that his stance on a new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule will allow consumers to continue to be […]

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VIDEO: Lance wouldn’t have taken meeting with Russian lawyer

Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) has made strides to distance himself from President Trump since January, Save Jerseyans, and in the wake of a controversy concerning senior Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer, the Central Jersey congressman wasn’t willing to pre-judge anything as the investigation remains ongoing. He said a lot of other stuff, too, […]

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N.J. Congressional Delegation Lobbying for Big Gateway Tunnel Bucks ($900M!)

The notorious (and long-dead) ARC tunnel’s successor won’t be built for awhile, Save Jerseyans, but the fight for funding starts now. On Tuesday, Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) celebrated the proposed FY 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act for allotting $900 million for the so-called Gateway program to link New Jersey and New York underwater […]

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New Jersey’s Lance donates blood for Scalise and other shooting victims

Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) was one of a number of Congressional members and staffers to contribute blood this week in honor of Rep. Steve Scalise and the other victims of last week’s Alexandria shooting: Donated blood with the help of @RedCross for @SteveScalise @CapitolPolice & the victims of last week's shooting. pic.twitter.com/g6FLvW5VDf — Rep. […]

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Historic Trump Budget Includes 31% Cut for the EPA

President Donald Trump‘s budget proposal dropped Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, and it includes $3.6 trillion in proposed cuts and a 10-year plan to balance the federal budget for the first time since the 1990s. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will shrink by 1/3 if the Republican President gets his way. Even Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07), […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Lance is Facing Down a False Attack

The truth is no longer relevant in politics as Rep. Leonard Lance is discovering.  He is under attack from a progressive group funded by George Soros for a vote rejecting a last-minute rule pushed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as President Obama was leaving office.  Lance voted to protect the privacy of web users while […]

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Lance on special prosecutor: “no interruption in getting to the truth”

The Justice Department’s decision to bring in former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel for the Trump campaign/Russia investigation got a nod of approval from Leonard Lance (R-NJ7) on Wednesday evening. “Mr. Mueller will be an excellent addition to the Department of Justice probe already underway,” Lance said in a statement obtained by Save […]

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TAX FIGHT LOOMING: Lance Vows to Fight Trump’s Plan to End the Property Tax Deduction

The Trump Administration‘s tax plan is getting mixed reviews in the early going, Save Jerseyans, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and some on Wall Street jumping for joy and others, like the National Association of Realtors and even in the president’s own party, questioning whether some of the changes will do more harm than good for the […]

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Congressmen Lance, MacArthur Offer Very Different AHCA Postmortems

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) worked diligently to rescue the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07), along with the rest of the N.J. House delegation, opposed the controversial health care reform legislation. Unsurprisingly, the Garden State-based colleagues offered very different takes on Friday evening following the AHCA’s demise. “Greater choice and competition will be […]

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THUNDER ROAD: Smith, LoBiondo Join Lance in Opposing Ryan’s AHCA

Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) isn’t the only N.J. GOP Congressman that’s planning to vote against the AHCA, aka Ryancare or “Trumpcare” on Thursday, Save Jerseyans. “I appreciate Vice President Pence, Speaker Ryan and the House Republican leadership for considering these serious concerns during our recent meetings on this proposal. Unfortunately, the changes outlined do not […]

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Right Now? Lance is a NO Vote for the AHCA ‘Ryancare’ Bill

Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) could help decide the fate of a Republican health care reform package, Save Jerseyans. A vote is presently scheduled for Thursday. “Yes, he’s a no right now,” his spokesman John Byers confirmed for me after the following report from NBC News broke earlier Wednesday: NBC News count: 26 GOP House members […]

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Lance, LoBiondo Offer Mixed Reviews of Trump’s Budget Cuts

Republican Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) offered a mix review of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts on Thursday morning. “The President’s budget acknowledges that we tax and spend too much in this country and we need a serious plan to tackle our national deficit and 20 trillion dollars in national debt. Congress has worked in a […]

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VIDEO: Lance Lays Out His Differences with Trump on CNN

One day removed from his rambunctious town hall in Branchburg, Save Jerseyans, Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) appeared on CNN and worked hard to draw distinctions between himself and President Donald Trump. Watch: — ____

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Lance Pledges Support for Obamacare ‘Repair,’ Criticizes Trump’s Wall Plan at Branchburg Town Hall

Leonard Lance‘s position on Obamacare can best be summarized as follows, Save Jerseyans: Repair the (Un)Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare. “I want to make sure there is continuous coverage for everybody,” Lance asserted from the podium at his capacity Wednesday evening town hall meeting in Branchburg, New Jersey, while also noting the ACA marketplaces were in pretty […]

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WATCH LIVE: Congressman Leonard Lance’s Branchburg Town Hall

Despite fierce protests organized by outside liberal groups, Save Jerseyans, Congressman Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) will hold a town hall meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 22nd) at Raritan Valley Community College that’s certain to be interesting given the national climate. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A second town hall is scheduled for this Saturday, February 25th […]

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Lance Votes to Reverse Obama’s Midnight Education Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and a majority of the House of Representatives cast their votes on Tuesday, in accordance with the Congressional Review Act, to end two of the Obama Administration’s more onerous impositions on local school boards.  “Education decisions should be made by local school boards, not officials in Washington.  When […]

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