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|
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 Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Joyce Beatty sits on the following committees:
Beatty was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3891: Trafficking Survivors Housing Act of 2021
- H.R. 5277 (115th): Financial Literacy College Education 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 (38%) Health (16%) Housing and Community Development (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Labor and Employment (7%) Education (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Beatty recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8599: GROW Affordable Housing Act
- H.R. 7953: Expanding Opportunity for MDIs Act
- H.R. 7594: Too Narrow to Succeed Act
- H.Res. 1061: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Deaf History Month.
- H.R. 5911: Fair Hiring in Banking Act
- H.Res. 776: Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for continued efforts to strengthen …
- H.R. 5893: 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2022, Beatty missed 165 of 5,625 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse than 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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