U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) says he supports Gov. Christopher Christie’s decision to declare a state of fiscal emergency, and believes the new governor is “on the right track in addressing New Jersey’s financial crisis”
“Continued runaway spending is inappropriate given the state of our economy both nationally and here in New Jersey. I support recessions of appropriations both on the state and federal levels aimed at addressing budget deficits,” said Lance. “As a state legislator I opposed this type of budgeting and am pleased the Lance Amendment, which prohibits further state borrowing without voter approval, is now in effect.
Lance, a former Senate Minority Leader and Assembly Appropriations Committee chairman, was one of two members of the New Jersey congressional delegation to attend Christie’s address before a joint session of the Legislature. The other was U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson).
“I look forward to working with Governor Christie as he begins the very difficult task of righting the fiscal ship of the state.”