Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2015 Lance was investigated for travel funded or organized by one or more entities prohibited from providing congressional travel. The House Committee on Ethics concluded implicated House members did not intentionally accept gifts from prohibited entities.
|May. 8, 2015||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation|
|Jul. 31, 2015||House Committee on Ethics concluded implicated House members did not intentionally accept gifts from prohibited entities|
Read our 2017 Report Card for Lance.
Lance is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lance has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Leonard Lance sits on the following committees:
Lance was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2815: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the “Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office”.
- H.R. 5111 (114th): Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016
- H.R. 3941 (114th): To provide for emergency preparedness for energy supply disruptions.
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 at least about half 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).
Lance sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (49%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) International Affairs (7%) Education (4%) Transportation and Public Works (4%)
Some of Lance’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5810: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for an ...
- H.R. 5709: PIRATE Act
- H.Res. 803: Expressing support for designation of the weeks of March 25, 2018, through April ...
- H.R. 5353: Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018
- H.R. 4953: AIRWAVES Act
- H.R. 4803: SALT Prepayment Deductibility Act
- H.Res. 690: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that no Federal funds granted, ...
|Lance’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018
May 18, 2018. Failed 198/213.
S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jan 10, 2018. Passed 239/173.
The Rules Committee Print includes the text of S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, S. 249, a bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
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.
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 ...
H.R. 1231 (112th): Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
May 12, 2011. Passed 243/179.
From Jan 2009 to May 2018, Lance missed 4 of 6,730 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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