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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

Mar 1, 2019 Announcements
Women's History Month is the annual celebration of the vital role women have played in every facet of American history.
Mar 1, 2019 News Articles
The new subcommittee held its inaugural hearing earlier this week at which the focus was a review of diversity trends in the finance industry.
Feb 27, 2019 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty now has a forum for her quest to make the financial industry more diverse — as well as a gavel.
Feb 27, 2019 News Articles
Beatty talks to Chair Powell about Fed's push for greater diversity.
Feb 27, 2019 News Articles
A first-of-its-kind House subcommittee will assess whether legislation is needed to boost diversity in the financial industry, according to the panel’s chair.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
Committee responsible for reviewing current economic conditions and recommending improvements in economic policy.
Feb 14, 2019 News Articles
On February 14, 2019, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty went on Hill TV's "Rising" to discuss the diminished tax refunds caused by the GOP Tax Plan.
Feb 14, 2019 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) on Thursday told Hill.TV that tax refunds are down because the economy is not benefitting the average American.
Feb 14, 2019 News Articles
The Trump administration defended itself on Thursday amid a barrage of criticism from angry taxpayers who are disappointed that they are receiving smaller tax refunds after the 2017 Republican tax cuts.
Feb 14, 2019 News Articles
Lower tax refunds are "bad news" for the U.S. economy, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) told Hill.TV on Thursday.