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Lance Sworn to Office by House Speaker Paul Ryan

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Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, is administered the oath of office by House Speaker Paul Ryan.  Lance’s wife, Heidi Rohrbach holds the Bible. Credits: Courtesy US House of Representatives
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WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) was joined by his wife, Heidi Rohrbach, as he took the oath of office as a member of the 115th US Congress Tuesday.  The oath was administered by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“My work in Washington will focus on the priorities of New Jersey families: a better healthcare system, lower taxes, greater wages and a brighter future for our children," Lance said.

"The oath I took today affirmed my commitment to the sacred responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  To lead the House of Representatives I cast my vote for Paul Ryan.  Speaker Ryan is an experienced leader who has outlined an agenda that will raise all Americans.  That agenda has a mandate from the American people and now we must get to work on the people’s priorities.”  

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Lance defeated Democrat Peter Jacob in the November election; the Hunterdon County resident is returning to Congress for his sixth term. 

Lance will continue to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Speaker Ryan has also named Lance to serve on the House Committee on Ethics.

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