Rep. Leonard Lance

Representative from New Jersey’s 7th District, Republican

Lance, a Republican, is the representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Lance.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lance has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lance is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Leonard Lance sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Lance was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lance sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (54%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) International Affairs (8%) Energy (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lance’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lance’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017
May 4, 2017. Passed 217/213.
The American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), H.R. 1628, is the House Republicans' leading proposal to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, but we'll abbreviate it ACA) and "defund" Planned Parenthood. ### Update - May 4, 2017 A new deal among ...
Nay H.R. 1181: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act
Mar 16, 2017. Passed 240/175.
H.R. 1181 prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from sending the name of an individual to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, unless there has been a specific determination by a judge, magistrate, or other judiciary ...
No H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed 275/150.
This bill was enacted as S. 764. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods (often referred to as genetically modified foods or GMOs). It would ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 4105 (112th): To apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economy countries, and ...
Mar 6, 2012. Passed 370/39.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.R. 1231 (112th): Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
May 12, 2011. Passed 243/179.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to May 2017, Lance missed 2 of 6,060 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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