NJ PBA Endorses Lance

August 23, 2018 news
NJ PBA Endorses Lance

Contact: Jim Hilk, Campaign Manager




PBA Backs Lance

33,000 Member Law Enforcement Organization Backs Lance

FLEMINGTON, N.J.  --- Today, the Lance for Congress announced Congressman Lance has been endorsed by the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.  The 33,000 member organization is backing Lance for his record of delivering for law enforcement and public safety in Congress.

I stand with our police.  I vote with the men and women of law enforcement and I am proud to receive their endorsement in this race.  Results matter and this Congress pro-police lawmakers have stood up and delivered at a time when too many are turning away from public safety priorities.   Residents want capable and equipped police departments in their neighborhoods.  I am proud to work with the Policemen’s Benevolent Association to help make that happened,” Lance, a member of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan said of Lance, “While Washington remains bitterly divided over partisan and political matters, your service stands out in your commitment to the men and women of law enforcement in New Jersey and around the Nation.  You have remained true to New Jersey’s law enforcement community during your service in Congress.  You fought for funding for officers and resources in our communities, to protect victims of crime and to ensure that the mental health and safety of our officers is a priority in this Nation.  And, most importantly, you have demonstrated respect for the officer who protect us when they have come under attack.”

Lance has helped secured millions of dollars in federal funding to New Jersey police forces in federal grants and excess federal equipment.  And Lance voted for record funding for the FBI operations and anti-cybercrime, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and violent crime reduction programs.  Lance also supported billions to sustain critical state and local law enforcement grant programs including the Violence Against Women, Byrne JAG and Reduce Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Programs. 

Lance wrote the law that enabled local police departments to be reimbursed for the protection of the First Family in Bedminster, saving county and municipal budgets overtime costs. 

Lance has also led the way in Congress in passing consumer protection legislation cracking down on scammers who spoof governmental telephone numbers and con senior citizens into paying fake charges and tax liens.  Fraudsters spoofed the Somerset County Sheriff’s telephone number and targeted residents on phony criminal complaint fees. Lance’s bill is now law.

And Lance is on the forefront of the fight against opioids and drug addiction, securing legislation signed into law by President Obama and landing $26 million in federal grants for New Jersey.