Lederer was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1982.
Lederer resigned April 29, 1981 after the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended expulsion, 10-2, following his conviction on charges of bribery. He was accused of bribery, acceptance of an unlawful gratuity, conspiracy and Travel Act violations.
|Jan. 9, 1981||Convicted of bribery.|
|Apr. 28, 1981||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended expulsion, 10-2|
|Apr. 29, 1981||Resigned.|
|May. 20, 1981||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct filed its report|
Lederer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Lederer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Lederer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (37%) Social Welfare (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Energy (7%) Private Legislation (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Some of Lederer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 366 (97th): Elementary and Secondary Tuition Tax Credit Act of 1981
- H.R. 365 (97th): A bill to extend for one year the provisions of law relating ...
- H.R. 8139 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 7890 (96th): A bill for the relief of Eduardo B. Manuyag.
- H.R. 7624 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.R. 7290 (96th): Surface Mining Reclamation Reserve Act of 1980
- H.R. 7276 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow ...
From Jan 1977 to May 1981, Lederer missed 320 of 2,841 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1981. 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