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Rep. Richard Lehman

Former Representative from California’s 19th District, Democrat

Lehman, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 19th congressional district from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for California's 18th congressional district (1983-1992).


Our unique analysis of the bills Lehman sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lehman is shown as a purple triangle. (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 about one third or more 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%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Water Resources Development (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Energy (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: