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Rep. Raymond Lederer

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd District

Lederer was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1982.


Lederer resigned April 29, 1981 after the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended expulsion, 10-2, following his conviction on charges of bribery. He was accused of bribery, acceptance of an unlawful gratuity, conspiracy and Travel Act violations.

Jan. 9, 1981 Convicted of bribery.
Apr. 28, 1981 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended expulsion, 10-2
Apr. 29, 1981 Resigned.
May. 20, 1981 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct filed its report


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lederer is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lederer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lederer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (37%) Social Welfare (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Energy (7%) Private Legislation (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Education (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Lederer recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to May 1981, Lederer missed 320 of 2,841 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1981. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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