Friday, May 3, 2013
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance addresses banking reform, immigration at Warren town hall meeting.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance burnished his reputation as a fiscal conservative in Congress during a town hall meeting in Warren Wednesday, with about 50 residents on hand. In response to questions from residents, Lance said he still opposes the Federal Reserve Bank's quantitative easing program, and said he believes the biggest impediment to economic growth is the malaise of uncertainty hanging over the nation. "Seven of 10 jobs that will be created in this country will be created by small business—and small business is waiting on the sidelines in so many ways because it does not know what is going to happen with regard to tax policy, and it does not know what's going to happen with the president's health care legislation," Lance said, in …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Both high schools were among 11 in the 7th congressional district to make U.S. News and World Report's list of best New Jersey high schools.
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) congratulated New Providence High School and Governor Livingston High School, two of the eleven Seventh District high schools recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the State of New Jersey and the Nation. "I am proud to congratulate the eleven Seventh District high schools for being named among the best in New Jersey and recognized nationally by U.S. News and World Report's annual best schools in America," said Lance in a statement released by his office. "This national recognition is testament to the hard work and dedication of students, teachers and parents and I am proud to represent these schools in Congress." Seventh District schools included in U.S. News and World Report's top…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Rep. Leonard Lance, NJ-07, met with mayors from Union and Essex counties to discuss the Rahway River Basin feasibility study.
Thursday, January 10
On Jan. 9, Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ-07, met with several Seventh District mayors, state officials and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the status of the Rahway River Basin feasibility study currently under way by the Corps. During the meeting, Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff, Springfield Mayor David Amlen, Union Mayor Clifton People, Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen, Garwood Mayor Pat Quattrochi and Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen received a briefing from the Army Corps of Engineers, state officials and Lance about the status of the study. The Seventh District lawmaker, who arranged the meeting, also pledged his strong support for the project and updated the group on several actions he has already taken to …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The bill will help improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the deadliest types of cancers.
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Thursday, January 3
The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Leonard Lance, NJ-07. Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ-07, has announced that President Barack Obama has signed into law Lance's cancer research bill to coordinate research for cancers that have the lowest survival rates. Lance’s bipartisan cancer research measure — the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act” — was part of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act signed into law by the President. “I am pleased to announced that this important cancer research measure is now law of the land,” said Lance, a Republican. “The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act will help improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the deadliest types of cancers. This new law will hopefully mean a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Lance defeated Democratic challenger Upendra Chivukula.
Republican Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will be heading back to Washington to begin his third term after defeating Democratic challenger Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula. Lance won 58 percent of the vote, with Chivukula capturing just 39 percent. Many believed the race was Lance's to lose, as the 7th Congressional district spans a largely Republican territory that includes Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties as well as parts of Morris. Throughout his campaign, Lance stressed the need for reform to President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He has also opposed the president's stimulus package. Locally, Lance has been an advocate for towns that faced devastation in the wake of Hurricane Irene. He …
Here, a guide to Council, Board of Education elections in New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Mountainside; County Freeholder, NJ Senate, 7th Congressional District races.
Editor's Note: For ongoing election updates, follow New Providence-Berkeley Heights Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For complete coverage, bookmark our New Providence-Berkeley Heights-Mountainside Elections 2012 page. While numerous residents in New Providence, Berkeley Heights and Mountainside are still without power today due to damages sustained from Hurricane Sandy, the polls will still be open for those who are ready to get out and vote for the 2012 election. All New Providence and Mountainside polling locations have remained the same. There is only one polling location change in Berkeley Heights. To view polling locations by each town district, click here: http://patch.com/A-zsP5 NEW PROVIDENCE BOROUGH COUNCIL Three candidates — …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Lance will asses damage to the area in the coming days.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The office of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) whose district includes Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit and Westfield issued a statement regarding disaster recovery in his district. Dear Friend: As New Jersey begins its long road to recovery from Hurricane Sandy, please know my staff and I are available to assist you. Today and over the next few days, I will meet with residents, governmental leaders and emergency response officials across the Seventh Congressional District to assess the damage and determine how best my office can assist local communities. In the meantime, if you need assistance with a disaster recovery-related issue and you are unsure where …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jobs and the economy are the top issues in the 7th Congressional District, but one candidate is promoting his stance on other social issues.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
U.S. Representative Leonard Lance (R-7th) met with students from Deerfield Middle School of Mountainside.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Students from Deerfield Middle School in Mountainside visited the Capitol at the capital in May The students met with U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance on the steps of the United States Capitol Building on May 22. During a meeting with the Mountainside students, Lance answered questions from the group and discussed his job as a lawmaker. Lance represents the 7th Congressional District in New Jersey which includes New Providence, Mountainside and Berkeley Heights. He is running for re-election in November against Democratic challenger Upendra Chivukula. If you or group are planning to visit Washington, D.C., visit lance.house.gov or call Congressman Lance’s Washington Office at 202-225-5361. Lance and his staff can offer assistance and help arrange …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Unofficial totals have Lance at 60% of the vote and challenger David Larsen at 40%.
The Republican primary for the 7th U.S. Congressional district in New Jersey was not expected to be close. Expectations are bearing out so far tonight. With 99% of the total vote reported, incumbent Leonard Lance, of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, is leading challenger David Larsen with 60% of the vote compared to 40%, reports news12.com. With 373 of 638 precincts reporting (or 58% of the vote), the AP declared Lance the winner. Lance had these remarks in his acceptance speech: "I thank all of those who have made tonight's strong victory possible. Most especially, I thank my wife, Heidi, for her love and support. "Today the people of the Seventh Congressional District have voted for fiscally conservative policies of lower taxes, …