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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

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Beatty Supports Expedient Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Bank is critical to Central Ohio and Nation

May 14, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Beatty to Host Financial Services and Housing Briefing

Congressman Al Green (TX-09) to keynote event

May 6, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Beatty Lead Democrat on Bi-Partisan Bill, Passes House

Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions would increase home loan availability

Jan 10, 2014 Photo Gallery

Congresswoman Beatty along with her colleauges from the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on Poverty and the Economy held a press conference to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty speech made by Lyndon B. Johnson.  The War on Poverty led to the creation of critical programs like Head Start, Job Corps, Medicare, Medicade and Social Security.

Jun 19, 2013 Speeches

Watch here.

This week, Congresswoman Beatty took to the House floor to discuss minority entrepreneurship's important impact on our country.  The Congresswoman's remarks as delivered are below.


"I rise this evening to discuss a very important topic to me, a topic that is important to me, to my district and to this Nation: why entrepreneurship matters to Black America.

May 9, 2013 Press Release

Beatty Stands with Working Families on H.R. 1406

(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement regarding the Working Families Flexibility Act, H.R. 1406.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3) voted against the Working Families Flexibility Act, H.R. 1406, due to the devastating effects it would have on working families in the 3rd District of Ohio and across the nation.

Mar 19, 2013 Speeches

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Congressman Ryan’s budget is not a Path to Prosperity for our country.


Because we lose with jobs.  His (10-year) budget destroys 2 million American Jobs according to the Economic Policy Institute…

We lose with families and children.

Because, families and children who have income below 200,000 would have to face a tax increase averaging more than $3,000 a year.

We lose with Seniors.