Myers was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1980.
In June 2022, former Rep. Myers - convicted in 1980 of bribery in the ABSCAM scandal when he was a member of Congress - pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, and falsification of voting records in state elections in Pennsylvania on behalf of candidates in the Democratic party from 2014-2018, and conspiring to vote illegally in a federal election.
|Jun. 8, 2022||Pleaded guilty.|
Myers was convicted of bribery in 1980 as part of the ABSCAM investigation and on Oct. 2, 1980, the House of Representatives expelled him in a 376-30 vote.
|Aug. 30, 1980||Convicted of bribery.|
|Sep. 24, 1980||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended expulsion, 10-2 (Sept. 24, 1980)|
|Oct. 2, 1980||House of Representatives expelled, 376-30|
Myers is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Myers sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Myers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Myers recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6737 (96th): A bill to grant a Federal charter to the Italian American War …
- H.R. 5914 (96th): A bill to amend the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act to revise …
- H.R. 5095 (96th): Opportunities Industrialization Centers Skills Training and Private Sector Job Creation Welfare Reform …
- H.R. 4540 (96th): A bill for the relief of Olegario Azcona, Blanca Azcona and Olegario …
- H.R. 4350 (96th): Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act
- H.R. 11576 (95th): Opportunities Industrialization Centers Skills Training and Private Sector Job Creation Welfare Reform …
- H.R. 10680 (95th): Opportunities Industrialization Centers Skills Training and Private Sector Job Creation Welfare Reform …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1977 to Oct 1980, Myers missed 555 of 2,762 roll call votes, which is 20.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills