Leonard (Leonard) Lance (R-USH07)
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Room 2352 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3007

Residence: Clinton Township, NJ
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Heidi A. Rohrbach   DOB: 6/25/1952
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Arts Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus
FC MemberOpen Space Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
Co-ChairCongressional Payer State Caucus
FC MemberPassenger Rail Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Life Science Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberDelaware River Basin Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Co-ChairHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Ethics
FC MemberStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberTuesday Group
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Essex / Hunterdon / Morris / Somerset / Union / Warren


Congressman Leonard Lance was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2008 and reelected to a fifth term on November 8, 2016 to represent New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.

As a result of the 2011 congressional redistricting process the 7th Congressional District now includes parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union and Warren counties as well as all of Hunterdon County. Prior to coming to Congress, Lance served as a member of the New Jersey State Senate beginning in 2002, where he represented the 23rd Legislative District. He held the position of Minority Leader of the Senate from 2004 to 2008.

Lance was sworn in as a Member of Congress on January 6, 2009 and was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, where he worked on a wide range of issues relating to the financial services sector and the American economy.

In 2011 Congressman Leonard Lance left the House Financial Services Committee and has been appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Committee on Energy and Commerce has a broad legislative jurisdiction including national energy and environmental policy, health and health facilities, interstate and foreign commerce, consumer affairs and consumer protection, and travel and tourism.

As a member of the powerful committee Lance will play a greater role in protecting and expanding jobs in New Jersey's energy, life sciences and telecommunication sectors.

Before his election to the State Senate Lance served in the New Jersey General Assembly for 11 years (1991-2002), where he chaired the Budget Committee.

As a member of the State Legislature Lance led the fight against borrowing without voter approval. In 2004 he successfully sued Governor James McGreevey on the issue before the State Supreme Court and in 2008 New Jersey voters approved the "Lance Amendment" to the State Constitution, which requires all future borrowing to be approved by the voters. Lance also authored the successful effort to require funding for open space preservation and he was the prime sponsor of the measure that established funds for the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Leonard Lance was the third generation of his family to serve in the New Jersey State Legislature, following his great-uncle, H. Kiefer Lance, and his father, Wesley L. Lance.

Lance was born in 1952 and raised in Hunterdon County, where he attended North Hunterdon Regional High School. Lance received a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a law degree from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.

Lance served as the law clerk to the Warren County (NJ) Court in 1977 and 1978. He was assistant counsel for county and municipal matters to Governor Thomas H. Kean from 1983 to 1990. He has been a member of the New Jersey Council on the Humanities and a trustee of the Newark Museum, McCarter Theatre in Princeton and Centenary College in Hackettstown.

He is married to Heidi A. Rohrbach and they have a son, Peter Frank, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. The Lances reside in Clinton Township.

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