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 it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lance sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (47%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) International Affairs (8%) Energy (6%) Commerce (6%)

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. 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 ...
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 ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
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 Mar 2017, Lance missed 2 of 5,996 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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