|U.S. House, Ohio, District 3|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Mike Turner (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Cost per vote||$3.62 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Ohio House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Central State University|
|Master's||Wright State University|
|Birthday||March 12, 1950|
|Place of birth||Dayton, Ohio|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 3.1 Legislative actions
- 3.1.1 113th Congress
- 3.1.2 National security
- 3.1.3 Economy
- 3.1.4 Immigration
- 3.1.5 Healthcare
- 3.1.6 Social issues
- 3.2 Campaign themes
- 3.1 Legislative actions
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Beatty's academic, professional and political career:
- 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.
Beatty serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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. For more information pertaining to Beatty's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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.
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.
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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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. 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. Beatty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
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. 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.
Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination
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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
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.
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.
Beatty lists the following issues on her campaign website:
- Education: "Joyce Beatty will actively seek opportunities to bring public-private partnerships to central Ohio that work cooperatively with our community colleges and training centers to prepare students and participants for jobs that will be available immediately. These programs have been taking place in other parts of the country and with the amount of resources available in central Ohio and its strong workforce these partnerships should be a natural fit."
- Economy: "The government can help be a catalyst for innovation that may bring jobs in the future. By providing start-up loans to entrepreneurs and funding for equipment and technology the next operating system, life saving medical device, or internet applications could be developed right here in central Ohio."
- Medicare and Social Security: "Everyone, including Joyce Beatty, agrees that we must cut spending and tighten our belts; however, she would like to see a thorough review of discretionary spending before Congress makes cuts to Medicare. Medicare allows our older Americans to grow old without the fear that they will not have heath care. This is a system that should be looked as a triumph and be championed."
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."
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.
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. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||Richard Ehrbar III||3.2%||9,462|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Mary Jo Kilroy||34.7%||14,369|
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.
|Joyce Beatty's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 3)||$812,493|
|Grand Total Raised||$812,493|
|Joyce Beatty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$82,346.34||$43,347.49||$(53,650.30)||$72,043.53|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$72,043.53||$102,051.13||$(43,802.88)||$130,291.78|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$130,291.78||$101,837.87||$(40,218.80)||$191,910.85|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2014||$195,510.00||$108,985.00||$(36,608.00)||$262,887.00|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$262,887.28||$93,368.00||$(47,293.85)||$308,961.43|
Cost per vote
Beatty spent $3.62 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3, 2012 - Joyce Beatty Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$25,451|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$25,233|
|Top contributors to Joyce Beatty's campaign committee|
|Ohio State University||$21,900|
|American Electric Power||$14,000|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co||$10,200|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$36,000|
Ideology and leadership
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.
Beatty most often votes with:
Beatty least often votes with:
Voting with party
Beatty voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 27th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Lifetime voting record
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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Beatty's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,605,033 to $3,678,000. That averages to $2,641,516.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Beatty ranked as the 122nd most wealthy representative in 2012.
|Joyce Beatty Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Avg. Net Worth||% Difference from previous year|
Joyce Beatty is married to her husband, Otto.
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- Media appearances:
- Profile at the Ohio Ladies' Gallery website
- Ask the Candidate: Joyce Beatty complete video, October 18, 2012
- Democratic Leader Joyce Beatty profile at the Ohio House Democratic Caucus
- National Journal, "Ohio, 3rd House District," November 6, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- 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
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Campaign website, "Home", Accessed February 6, 2014
- Beatty For Congress, "Issues," Accessed August 30, 2012
- WOSU NPR "Filing Deadline Brings Surprises Along With Candidates," December 8, 2011
- Ohio Secretary of State "Unofficial election results," Accessed March 6, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Joyce Beatty" Accessed March 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Joyce Beatty Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
- Open Secrets "Joyce Beatty 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
- Gov Track "Joyce Beatty," Accessed June 20, 2013
- [http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412565_Joyce_Beatty OpenCongress, "Joyce Beatty," Accessed August 8, 2013]
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- GovTrack, "Joyce Beatty" Accessed April 2013
- OpenSecrets.org "Beatty (D-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
- Project VoteSmart "Beatty," Accessed June 20, 2013
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