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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Working Families and Children

 

Beatty on Working Families and Children

We have a responsibility to support the most vulnerable among us, which is why I’ve spent my time in Congress fighting for families. This includes supporting bills to institute paid family leave, expand the child tax credit, and provide child care for working families, because these kinds of programs are investments in the future stability of our country.

One child living in poverty is one too many. That is why I strongly support food security programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These programs ensure the overall health and well-being of countless Americans, including more than 50,000 households in Ohio’s Third Congressional District.

I am also leading the charge in Congress on the issue of human trafficking. Children, women, and men are being preyed upon and—while progress has been made to expose, raise awareness, and provide support to victims—we must continue to do more.

Highlights of Beatty Work for Youth and Families

Read more below, or please contact my office for more information concerning my work and views on Agriculture.

More on Working Families and Children

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement following House passage of President Biden’s historic Build Back Better Act:

Oct 31, 2021 News Articles
The $1.75 trillion framework agreement for President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan represents a significant victory for Black lawmakers, who have been adamant that promises made to Black communities be kept by the White House.
Oct 28, 2021 News Articles
Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) said Wednesday a number of the group’s priorities for Black Americans are in President Joe Biden’s spending bill.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, signaled Wednesday morning that some of the group’s top priorities — funding for historically Black colleges and universities, continuation of the expanded child tax credit and housing vouchers — will be included in the final version of Democrats’ budget resolution.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
Black voters helped to propel Joe Biden to the White House in the 2020 election – 92% of Black voters supported Biden, according to the Pew Research Center – and they remain a crucial constituency for the Democratic Party.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
As Democrats scramble to strike a deal on President Joe Biden's social safety net agenda, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty said Wednesday that a number of the group's priorities for Black Americans will be wrapped into the massive bill.
Oct 27, 2021 News Articles
Democrats on Wednesday scrambled to close the deal on President Joe Biden's landmark social spending legislation, focusing on new ways to pay for the package, including a billionaires tax the White House said the president supports.
Oct 26, 2021 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday that she has made a vigorous push in recent weeks to make sure that Black communities are prioritized in the final version of President Biden’s Build Back Better package.
Sep 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Trafficking Survivors Housing Act of 2021, a piece of legislation authored by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03).

Jul 20, 2021 Press Release
All of Beatty’s requests were approved.

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