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Rep. Michael “Ozzie” Myers

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st District

Myers was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1980.

Misconduct

Meyers 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

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Myers sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (44%) Government Operations and Politics (33%) Housing and Community Development (22%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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