HILLSBOROUGH: Lance’s pro-jobs votes recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

   Congressman Leonard Lance was awarded the “Spirit of Enterprise” award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his support of pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the second session of the 112th Congress.
   ”Representative Lance provided America’s job creators with a strong voice in Congress,” said Thomas J. Donahue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “This award recognizes Rep. Lance for consistency.”
   The award is given annually to members of Congress based on key business issues. Members who support the chamber’s position at least 70 percent of the time qualify.
   According to the scorecard, Mr. Lance, a Republican who represents Hillsborough and all of Hunterdon County, received a 92 percent rating in 2012 — the second-highest score in the New Jersey congressional delegation.
   The chamber scored Congress on 12 House votes in 2012, including the establishment of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia, and the reauthorization of surface transportation legislation. Also scored were votes to repeal provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, improve the process by which regulations are promulgated and better secure the United States from cyber threats.