NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net is pleased to announce that in partnership with Congressman Leonard Lance, it is now the exclusive digital newspaper home for The Seventh District Congressional Report.   

The Seventh District Congressional Report is a monthly television show designed to be informational and include a report from Lance on issues relevant to the district, an interview with a guest and a Q&A session using questions sent in by viewers. Guests have included Dean Paranicas, chief executive officer of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey; Debbie Hart, President of BioNJ, Congressman Tom MacArthur; and Congressman Donald Payne.    

"I am excited to partner with TAPinto.net in bringing the Seventh District Congressional Report to more than 3.6 million readers throughout north-central New Jersey.  Our collaboration will give my constituents another important medium to learn what's happening in Congress on the important issues of the day," said Lance.   

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TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro added, "TAPinto.net is pleased to partner with Congressman Lance to better inform and involve the residents of the Seventh Congressional District regarding federal issues and policy.  We are honored to be chosen by the Congressman to be the exclusive digital newspaper home for The Seventh District Congressional Report." 

Congressman Leonard Lance represents New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District which includes parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union and Warren counties as well as all of Hunterdon County.   Lance serves on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has 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 committee, and vice chair of a subcommittee on manufacturing and trade, Lance plays a role in protecting and expanding jobs in New Jersey's energy, life sciences and telecommunication sectors.  He also chairs the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus and the Israel Caucus.  Lance started the Seventh District Congressional Report to give constituents another platform to hear from their federal representative on the issues before Congress and gain a better understanding of the regular business of the House of Representatives, the work before the Energy and Commerce Committee and how various issues affect New Jersey and local municipalities.  

TAPinto.net, formerly TheAlternativePress.com, was founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has over 3,600,000 readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news site boasts more than fifty columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and local Real Estate Listings. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal

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