Joyce Beatty

Joyce Beatty Member of the 117th United States Congress, representing the Third Congressional District of Ohio. Proud Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus and Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.

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. She sits on the exclusive House Committee on Financial Services and serves on three Subcommittees: Diversity and Inclusion (Chair), Housing, Community Development and Insurance, and Oversight and Investigations. 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. As Chair of the newly created Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, Beatty will lead efforts to ensure the financial services industry works better for all Americans. 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 pieces of 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 has dedicated her life to making an impact by delivering results and through service to Central Ohio. Highlights include: $30 million in federal funds to help launch a $225 million revitalization project of Columbus’ Near East Side; the $40 million Smart City Challenge to transform Central Ohio’s transportation network and make it safer, easier to use, and more reliable; more than $3 million in federal funds to help Central Ohio youth at-risk of homelessness; $4 million in federal funds to address Columbus’ infant mortality rate—one of the highest in the nation—and another $45 million to ensure more Ohio students can succeed in and outside the classroom. In Congress, Beatty has had numerous pieces of legislation signed into law, including two measures to combat human trafficking, and another to empower college students to make more informed financial decisions. She also spearheaded legislation officially designating the National Veterans Memorial and Museum located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, as well as a bill to make the tax deduction permanent for out-of-pocket expenses paid by elementary and secondary teachers for supplies and expenses. Finally, her advocacy proved critical in enacting a law to help more stroke victims gain access to fast, high-quality care. Congresswoman Beatty is Vice-Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus, Regional Whip for Region 10, and is an influential member of the Democratic Seniors Task Force, Co-Chair of the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus and Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, Deputy Vice-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and founder of the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus. Outside of her committee and numerous caucus memberships, Beatty is a committed and vocal supporter of early education, women’s equality, concussion awareness, and the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), which seeks to increase the participation of women and minorities in all facets of the financial marketplace, among many other priorities. 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 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. She 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. Congresswoman Beatty has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Ohio Dominican University and Central State University. Congresswoman Beatty is married to attorney Otto Beatty, Jr. and a proud grandmother to Leah and Spencer, who lovingly call her “Grammy.”

Operating as usual

06/02/2021

Republican 'election integrity' laws = voter suppression
#FYI

100 years ago today, a white mob demolished #BlackWallStreet, killing hundreds, injuring countless more and, in the proc...
05/31/2021
Tulsa marks race massacre centennial as US grapples with racial injustice

100 years ago today, a white mob demolished #BlackWallStreet, killing hundreds, injuring countless more and, in the process, destroyed the livelihoods of generations of Black Americans.

On the solemn #TulsaMassacre anniversary, let’s face our past and finally begin a truth and reconciliation process.

On the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre — in which a thriving Black neighborhood was burned to the ground and hundreds of residents were killed by an angry white mob — local and national leaders find themselves

Today and every day, we recognize and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, freedoms...
05/31/2021

Today and every day, we recognize and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, freedoms, and way of life. On behalf of a grateful nation and all Americans, I say the two most powerful words. Thank you. #HonorTheFallen #MemorialDay

Today and every day, we recognize and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, freedoms, and way of life. On behalf of a grateful nation and all Americans, I say the two most powerful words. Thank you. #HonorTheFallen #MemorialDay

05/28/2021

Republicans are desperate to forget January 6, 2021, but the American people will never forget.

Congratulations to the winners of my 2021 Congressional Art Competition. First place will be displayed in the U.S. Capit...
05/27/2021

Congratulations to the winners of my 2021 Congressional Art Competition. First place will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

🥇 Nysahna Keppler, Columbus Alternative High School, “Flower Girl”
🥈 Natalia Sandoval Castro, Franklin Heights High School, “Bright Eyes”
🥉 Claudio Estrada Martinez, Franklin Heights High School, “Fall into Yourself”

More details ➡ https://bit.ly/3oXf5DF

Congratulations to the winners of my 2021 Congressional Art Competition. First place will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

🥇 Nysahna Keppler, Columbus Alternative High School, “Flower Girl”
🥈 Natalia Sandoval Castro, Franklin Heights High School, “Bright Eyes”
🥉 Claudio Estrada Martinez, Franklin Heights High School, “Fall into Yourself”

More details ➡ https://bit.ly/3oXf5DF

Thank you to the dedicated, determined members of the Armed Forces for their steadfast service and sacrifice on behalf o...
05/26/2021
Saluting Our Heroes | Military Appreciation Month

Thank you to the dedicated, determined members of the Armed Forces for their steadfast service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation, freedom, and all of us. #HonorOurHeroes

Take time to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.

05/25/2021

Congress can’t get rid of Marjorie Taylor Greene soon enough. Her conduct and words are appalling and have no place in the hallowed Halls of Congress—the People’s House.

I am wearing green this National Mental Health Awareness Month to help raise awareness and let people know it's okay to ...
05/25/2021
Ending the Stigma | Mental Health Awareness Month

I am wearing green this National Mental Health Awareness Month to help raise awareness and let people know it's okay to ask for help. #YouAreNotAlone

May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month.

9 minutes. 29 seconds.The world witnessed a knee on the neck of George Floyd exactly one year ago. Today, we continue th...
05/25/2021

9 minutes. 29 seconds.

The world witnessed a knee on the neck of George Floyd exactly one year ago. Today, we continue the fight for JUSTICE and recommit to creating a future where NO ONE loses their life to preventable police violence. #SayTheirNames #JusticeForAll

9 minutes. 29 seconds.

The world witnessed a knee on the neck of George Floyd exactly one year ago. Today, we continue the fight for JUSTICE and recommit to creating a future where NO ONE loses their life to preventable police violence. #SayTheirNames #JusticeForAll

Remembering my beloved Otto. Thank you President Joe Biden for your kind words.
05/21/2021

Remembering my beloved Otto. Thank you President Joe Biden for your kind words.

Remembering my beloved Otto. Thank you President Joe Biden for your kind words.

It is with profound sadness that my family and I share of the passing of our beloved Otto Beatty, Jr., Esq. A devoted fa...
05/14/2021

It is with profound sadness that my family and I share of the passing of our beloved Otto Beatty, Jr., Esq. A devoted father, grandfather, amazing husband and confidante, friend to many, and dedicated leader in the community, Otto will be forever missed but his legacy will live on eternally. Our family appreciates everyone's thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy during this extremely difficult time.

It is with profound sadness that my family and I share of the passing of our beloved Otto Beatty, Jr., Esq. A devoted father, grandfather, amazing husband and confidante, friend to many, and dedicated leader in the community, Otto will be forever missed but his legacy will live on eternally. Our family appreciates everyone's thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy during this extremely difficult time.

BREAKING NEWS: Central Ohio colleges and universities will receive $188 MILLION+ from the American Rescue Plan to weathe...
05/13/2021

BREAKING NEWS: Central Ohio colleges and universities will receive $188 MILLION+ from the American Rescue Plan to weather COVID-19's financial storm and ultimately help students graduate.

Read more ➡ https://bit.ly/2SJJo4B

BREAKING NEWS: Central Ohio colleges and universities will receive $188 MILLION+ from the American Rescue Plan to weather COVID-19's financial storm and ultimately help students graduate.

Read more ➡ https://bit.ly/2SJJo4B

With three weeks left for Columbus City Schools, let's #TBT to one of my old yearbook photos!
05/13/2021

With three weeks left for Columbus City Schools, let's #TBT to one of my old yearbook photos!

With three weeks left for Columbus City Schools, let's #TBT to one of my old yearbook photos!

May the days ahead bring all those celebrating blessings, peace, and prosperity.
05/13/2021

May the days ahead bring all those celebrating blessings, peace, and prosperity.

May the days ahead bring all those celebrating blessings, peace, and prosperity.

Join me in celebrating our nation's dedicated nurses who are working on the frontlines to provide care, compassion, and ...
05/12/2021
Saluting Everyday Heroes | National Nurses Week

Join me in celebrating our nation's dedicated nurses who are working on the frontlines to provide care, compassion, and saving lives! #EverydayHeroes

May 6th - May 12th is National Nurses Week.

As Congressional Black Caucus Chair, I had the distinct privilege of administering the Oath of Office to Congressman Tro...
05/12/2021

As Congressional Black Caucus Chair, I had the distinct privilege of administering the Oath of Office to Congressman Troy A. Carter. Please join me in welcoming him to the 117th Congress!

05/12/2021

The #BigLie is the Republican Party.

Honored to participate in The Ohio State University’s Spring 2021 Commencement and humbled to be awarded an honorary Doc...
05/11/2021

Honored to participate in The Ohio State University’s Spring 2021 Commencement and humbled to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service. Congratulations, #ClassOf2021! 🎓 🎉

It certainly is refreshing to know that The White House, President Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris are liste...
05/06/2021
Rep. Beatty reacts to Biden’s handling of race relations

It certainly is refreshing to know that The White House, President Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris are listening and working hand-in-hand with the Congressional Black Caucus to on behalf of ALL Americans. #ForThePeople

The Congressional Black Caucus chair is “pleased” so far.

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