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Rep. Joyce Beatty

Representative for Ohio’s 3rd District

pronounced joyss // BAY-dee

Beatty is the representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Beatty is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.


In July 2021, Rep. Beatty was arrested at a protest. The House Committee on Ethics reported that she paid a fine and closed the investigation.

Jul. 26, 2021 House Committee on Ethics reported the arrest and that she paid a fine, and closed the investigation.
Photo of Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 95% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B United States Chamber of Commerce: 55% The Club for Growth: 6%

Committee Membership

Joyce Beatty sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Beatty was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Beatty sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (35%) Health (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Labor and Employment (8%) Education (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Beatty voted Yea

Beatty voted Yea

Passed 245/174 on Apr 11, 2018.

H.R. 4293 improves the stress testing process for bank holding companies. Specifically, the bill improves the process by: - Requiring certain bank holding companies to …

Beatty voted Yea

Passed 280/139 on Feb 8, 2018.

H.R. 4771 would require the Federal Reserve Board to apply its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement to banks and savings and loan holding companies …

Beatty voted Yea

Beatty voted Nay

Passed 378/48 on Apr 26, 2017.

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 …

Beatty voted Aye

Passed 258/166 on Jul 22, 2015.

The Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Act of 2015 would outline minimum requirements for state-run permit programs on the management and disposal of coal ash. The …

Beatty voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Beatty voted Aye

Passed 272/142 on Feb 13, 2015.

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 …

Beatty voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 …

Beatty voted Aye

Beatty voted No

Passed 325/91 on Dec 5, 2013.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Nov 2021, Beatty missed 165 of 5,079 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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