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Joyce Beatty
Joyce Beatty.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMike Turner (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.62 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$812,493
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives
1999-2008
Education
Bachelor'sCentral State University
Master'sWright State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 12, 1950
Place of birthDayton, Ohio
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Net worth$2,508,515
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Joyce Beatty (b. March 12, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Beatty was first elected in 2012 to represent Ohio's 3rd Congressional District.

Beatty is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 27.

Beatty is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

She currently works as a small retail owner downtown and has been a professor at Sinclair Community College.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Beatty is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Beatty's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 2008-Present: Senior vice president, Ohio State University
  • 1992-Present: President, Joyce Beatty & Associates
  • 1999-2008: Ohio House Representative
  • 1983-1992: Director, Montgomery County Department of Community Human Services
  • 1983: Director, adult and elderly services, Montgomery County Mental Health Board
  • 1979-1992: Professor, Capital University
  • 1975-1983: Professor, Sinclair Community College
  • 1973-1975: Attended Wright State University, earned a M.S.
  • 1971-1975: Caseworker, City of Dayton
  • 1968-1972: Attended Central State University, earned a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Beatty serves on the following committees:[2]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[3] For more information pertaining to Beatty's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Beatty voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[5]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Beatty voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Beatty voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[9] Beatty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Beatty voted for HR 2775.[12]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "No" Beatty voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Beatty voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Beatty voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Beatty voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[17]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Beatty's website, her campaign themes included:

  • Education: "Investing in our children’s education and ensuring an affordable college education is available are the most important investments we can make in our future."
  • Social security: "I will stand up to anyone who attempts to cut funding to Medicare and Social Security..."
  • The Economy: "...having a good paying job is the first step in having a good life and being able to provide for themselves and others."[18]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Beatty is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Ohio, 2012

Beatty won election to the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 3rd District. She defeated Priscilla Tyson, Ted Celeste and Mary Jo Kilroy in the Democratic Primary on March 6, 2012. She went on to defeat Chris Long (R), Richard Ehrbar III (L) and Bob Fitrakis (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[19][20][21]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[22] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[22]

U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Beatty 68.3% 201,897
     Republican Chris Long 26.3% 77,901
     Libertarian Richard Ehrbar III 3.2% 9,462
     Green Bob Fitrakis 2.2% 6,387
Total Votes 295,647
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Beatty 38.3% 15,848
Mary Jo Kilroy 34.7% 14,369
Priscilla Tyson 15.1% 6,244
Ted Celeste 11.8% 4,895
Total Votes 41,356

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beatty is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Beatty raised a total of $812,493 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[23]

Joyce Beatty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 3) Won $812,493
Grand Total Raised $812,493

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Beatty’s reports.[24]

Joyce Beatty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2013$82,346.34$43,347.49$(53,650.30)$72,043.53
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2013$72,043.53$102,051.13$(43,802.88)$130,291.78
October Quarterly[27]October 15, 2013$130,291.78$101,837.87$(40,218.80)$191,910.85
Year-End Quarterly[28]December 31, 2014$195,510.00$108,985.00$(36,608.00)$262,887.00
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2014$262,887.28$93,368.00$(47,293.85)$308,961.43
Running totals
$449,589.49$(221,573.83)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Beatty's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Beatty won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Beatty's campaign committee raised a total of $812,493 and spent $729,107.[30]

Cost per vote

Beatty spent $3.62 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Beatty is a "moderate Democratic follower," as of June 20, 2013.[31]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[32]

Beatty most often votes with:

Beatty least often votes with:

Voting with party

2013

Beatty voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 27th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[33]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Beatty missed 0 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [34]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Beatty's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,526,030 to $3,491,000. That averages to $2,508,515, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House member in 2011 of $5,107,874.[35]

Personal

Joyce Beatty is married to her husband, Otto.[36]

Recent news

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See also

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References

  1. National Journal, "Ohio, 3rd House District," November 6, 2012
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Beatty For Congress, "Issues," Accessed August 30, 2012
  19. WOSU NPR "Filing Deadline Brings Surprises Along With Candidates," December 8, 2011
  20. Ohio Secretary of State "Unofficial election results," Accessed March 6, 2012
  21. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  23. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Joyce Beatty" Accessed March 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Joyce Beatty Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  30. Open Secrets "Joyce Beatty 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  31. Gov Track "Joyce Beatty," Accessed June 20, 2013
  32. [http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412565_Joyce_Beatty OpenCongress, "Joyce Beatty," Accessed August 8, 2013]
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  34. GovTrack, "Joyce Beatty" Accessed April 2013
  35. OpenSecrets.org "Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  36. Project VoteSmart "Beatty," Accessed June 20, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Turner (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 3
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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