Joyce (Joyce) Beatty (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.4324
FAX: 202.225.1984
District: 614.220.0003
Representative
Room 2303 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3503

Residence: Columbus, OH
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Otto Beatty, Jr.   DOB: 3/12/1950
Committee Assignments
ChairmanCongressional Black Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Somalia Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
MemberJoint Economic Committee
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberHouse NIH Caucus
FC MemberSkilled Workforce Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Collegiate Sports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
Counties Representing
Franklin

Bio

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty is a native Ohioan with a strong history of connecting people, policy and politics to make a difference. Since 2013, Beatty has proudly represented Ohio's Third Congressional District. In the 117th Congress, Beatty serves as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Beatty serves on the exclusive House Committee on Financial Services as Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion and is also a member of the Housing, Community Development, and Insurance Subcommittees. The Financial Services Committee oversees the entire financial services industry, including the nation's banking, securities, insurance, and housing industries, as well as the work of the Federal Reserve, the United States Department of the Treasury and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. She also serves on the Joint Economic Committee, which examines economic conditions and policy.

Prior to her service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Beatty was Senior Vice President of Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University and a member in the Ohio House of Representatives for five terms. During her tenure in the Ohio House, she rose to become the first female Democratic House Leader in Ohio's history and was instrumental in spearheading and enacting legislation to require financial literacy in Ohio's public school curriculum, to expand STEM education, and to secure funds to help under- and uninsured women access breast and cervical cancer treatment.

Congresswoman Beatty is a vocal leader and advocate for the issues impacting Black Americans, including voting rights reform, police brutality, financial inequality, diversity and inclusion, healthcare access, and gun violence prevention. In July 2021, she was arrested while protesting for voting rights in the U.S. Senate. That same year, she was pepper sprayed in Columbus, OH, while protesting the murder of George Floyd.

As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congresswoman Beatty has been instrumental to the crafting and passage of key bills and Executive Orders. In 2021, she was credited with uniting Democratic Congressmembers in support of the $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan, which will rebuild America's roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. That same year, she helped achieve a decades-long goal of enshrining Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. She also served as a key advisor to President Biden as he drafted his 2022 Executive Order addressing police brutality.

As a vocal advocate for women, Congresswoman Beatty served as a key supporter of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson during her vetting and nomination periods, and even testified on her behalf before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A sought after public speaker and the recipient of numerous awards, she was previously named one of Ebony Magazine's 150 most powerful African-Americans in the United States.

Congresswoman Beatty serves as a Member of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees and is active in The Links, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Columbus Urban League, The American Heart Association-where she previously served on the board-and numerous other organizations.

Beatty received her Bachelor of Arts from Central State University, her Master of Science from Wright State University, and completed all requirements but her dissertation for a doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. In addition, she has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Ohio Dominican University and Central State University.

Congresswoman Beatty was a loving, devoted wife and partner to attorney Otto Beatty, Jr. until his death in 2021 and is a proud grandmother to Leah and Spencer, who lovingly call her "Grammy."