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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.

See also information on Jobs and resources for Businesses.

More on Jobs and the Economy

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
Beatty calls on Congress to do more for workers, families, small businesses, and minority-owned businesses.
Apr 22, 2020 News Articles
Thanks to the efforts of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Democrats have secured $60 billion in new Small Business Administration PPP funding dedicated to small lenders and community-based financial institutions.
Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
Beatty demands Treasury and SBA improve COVID-19 response for Central Ohio workers, families, and small businesses.
Apr 20, 2020 News Articles
The federal government is sending more than $108.8 million to 97 airports in Ohio as part of a program to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 18, 2020 Announcements
Congresswoman Beatty provides an update on her work to address the coronavirus.
Apr 17, 2020 Press Release
Call on Speaker Pelosi & Leader McConnell to fix glaring gap in small business relief.
Apr 16, 2020 News Articles
Over 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic, but millions more are still working — and on the frontlines.
Apr 16, 2020 News Articles
A gap in COVID-19 money has left small Ohio towns in need of economic relief.
Apr 14, 2020 Press Release
Seeks greater clarity for independent contractors, self-employed, and gig economy workers dealing with financial fallout of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Apr 14, 2020 News Articles
New measures are being put in place to oversee the $2.3+ trillion Congress has already dedicated to responding to the coronavirus pandemic