Dave (Dave) P. Joyce (R-USH14)
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Capitol: 202.225.5731
FAX: 202.225.3307
District: 800.447.0529
District FAX: 330.425.7071
Room 1124 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3514

Residence: Novelty, OH
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Kelly   DOB: 3/17/1957
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
Co-ChairCongressional Croatian Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Maritime Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rock and Roll Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
Co-ChairBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Transportation Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Candy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberHungarian American Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Tourette Syndrome
FC MemberCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Auto Industry Pension Task Force
FC MemberAd Hoc Congressional Committee on Irish Affairs
FC MemberUnited Solutions Caucus
FC MemberTuesday Group
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Co-ChairCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Ashtabula / Cuyahoga / Geauga / Lake / Portage / Summit / Trumbull


A lifelong Ohioan, Dave has dedicated his life to family and community. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957, Dave's father, a WWII veteran, was a salesman and mother a proud housewife. Dave had three siblings and grew up playing all sports. Dave graduated from West Geauga High School and went on to receive his BA in Accounting, and Juris Doctorate, from The University of Dayton. Upon graduation, he moved back to Cuyahoga County and worked as a public defender.

While running for County Prosecutor in 1988, Dave met a fellow West Geauga High School grad, Kelly, whom he married in 1990. Throughout his service as the Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney, Dave built a reputation as being a protector of both Geauga County families and Geauga County taxpayers. Dave made it a priority to provide the highest quality legal work in the most cost-efficient manner possible. The evening Dave took office in 1988, he told the crowd he would fight crime and work to develop the county in the way the people saw fit, not the developers or the courts.

In 2005, the Ohio State Women's Bar Association presented Dave with the "Family Friendly Workplace Award" for providing his employees a family-oriented office environment. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Geauga County the fourth best county in the nation to raise a family, citing the low crime rate and solid housing stock. Throughout his career, Dave has assisted in numerous counties throughout Ohio as a special prosecutor, and some of his case and trial work has been featured on national shows such as CBS's 48 Hours.

In November 2012, Dave was elected to represent the 14th District of Ohio for the 113th Congress. This Congress, the 114th, is his second term in office. Dave serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations, which is the committee responsible for scrutinizing federal spending and determining how your tax dollars are spent.

As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Dave serves on the following Subcommittees- Interior, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

Since he came to Congress, Dave has established himself as the leader in Congress in bipartisan efforts to preserve and protect the Great Lakes. His service on the Appropriations Committee has enabled Dave to help reduce federal discretionary spending by over $21 Billion in FY14, which is the first time since the Korean War spending has been cut 4 consecutive years.

Keeping with a tradition he established while serving as Geauga County Prosecutor, Dave has returned more than $300,000 from his Congressional budget to the U.S. Treasury since 2013. Dave resides in Bainbridge Township, Ohio, with his wife Kelly. He has three children- Trenton, Keighle, and Bridey.

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