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Rep. Joyce Beatty

Representative for Ohio’s 3rd District

Beatty, a Democrat, is the representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2013. Beatty is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Beatty.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% American Civil Liberties Union: 94% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 51% FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 3% The Club for Growth: 0%

Committee Membership

Joyce Beatty sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Beatty sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Health (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Housing and Community Development (10%) Education (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Beatty’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.R. 685: Mortgage Choice Act of 2015
Apr 14, 2015. Passed 286/140.
Aye H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Feb 13, 2015. Passed 272/142.
This was a vote to pass H.R. 636 when it was the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. The bill subsequently became the vehicle for passage of an unrelated matter.
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
Aye H.R. 2218 (113th): Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
Jul 25, 2013. Passed 265/155.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2017, Beatty missed 68 of 3,200 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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