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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Jobs and the Economy

 

Beatty on Jobs and the Economy

America is strongest when we have a robust and thriving economy coupled with access to good-paying jobs. While the economy has mostly recovered from the Great Recession, we know that far too many families have not seen a pay raise in decades and the racial wealth gap continues to widen. A strong economy is only valuable when it lifts the prospects of all Americans, not merely those wealthy enough to invest in the stock market. That is why I will continue to advocate for legislation that stimulates economic growth while ensuring that all workers’ rights, including the right to unionize, are protected and celebrated.

Highlights of Beatty Work on Jobs and the Economy

  • Supports the Raise the Wage Act to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
  • Sponsor of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act to strengthen collective bargaining rights.

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

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More on Jobs and the Economy

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
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 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 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.
Oct 22, 2021 News Articles
Citigroup has agreed to undergo an independent racial equity audit, the bank announced Friday. In a blog post, Citi Executive Vice President Edward Skyler said the audit will “help us assess the impact our work is having and will help inform how to adapt and grow our work to address the racial wealth gap.”
Sep 30, 2021 News Articles
Current high inflation rates in the U.S. are likely to dissipate in the next year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday, adding that the Fed will continue to push for full employment regardless.

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