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Rep. Richard Lehman

Former Representative for California’s 19th District

Lehman was the representative for California’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for California’s 18th congressional district as a Democrat from 1983 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lehman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lehman sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Lehman was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lehman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (23%) Water Resources Development (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Energy (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lehman’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, Lehman missed 477 of 5,693 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: