Read our 2018 Report Card for Beatty.
Beatty is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Beatty has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Joyce Beatty sits on the following committees:
Beatty was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5277 (115th): Financial Literacy College Education Act
- H.R. 3304: Human Trafficking Accountability Act
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Beatty sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Health (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Education (9%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Beatty’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3998: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 3618: Free Credit Scores for Consumers Act of 2019
- H.R. 3201: Stop Automatically Voiding Eligible Voters Off Their Enlisted Rolls in States Act
- H.R. 3082: Woman on the Twenty Act of 2019
- H.R. 3032: Maya Angelou Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 2753: Free Credit Score Act of 2019
- H.Res. 366: Expressing support for designation of May as Stroke Awareness Month.
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2019, Beatty missed 120 of 4,253 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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.
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