Rep. William Lehman

Former Representative from Florida’s 17th District, Democrat

Lehman, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 17th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 13th congressional district (1973-1982).

Analysis

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 1992. 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 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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:

Economics and Public Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Taxation (14%) Private Legislation (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Immigration (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1992, Lehman missed 1,152 of 10,550 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: