Joyce Beatty ~ U.S. House, District 3
Joyce holds numerous distinctions as the current representative for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District. Prior to entering Congress in 2013, Joyce served in the Ohio House of Representatives, becoming the first female Democratic house leader in Ohio’s history, and working tirelessly to serve the people of Ohio. Just a few of these accomplishments include enacting pieces of legislation to require financial literacy in Ohio’s public school curriculum, expanding STEM education, and securing funds to help under- and uninsured women access breast and cervical cancer treatment. As a Congresswoman, Joyce has expanded the scope of her service to Ohioans, securing funding for the revitalization of Columbus’ East Side, investing in improving Central Ohio’s transportation network, youth at risk of homelessness, and more. Joyce has also been named one of Ebony Magazine’s 150 most powerful African Americans in the United States.
On healthcare . . .
“Healthcare is a right, not just a privilege for the financially fortunate, and Joyce believes that all Americans should be able to obtain high-quality, affordable healthcare. She supports expanding and strengthening the Affordable Care Act and continuing to invest in groundbreaking medical research, therapies and technologies to improve the health and well-being of generations of Americans.”
On the environment . . .
Plans for Economy
“As a small business owner, Joyce understands that America is strongest when we have a strong economy and an even stronger workforce. Throughout her time in Congress, Joyce has supported legislation that ensures every Central Ohioan and all Americans can earn a livable wage, guarantees equal pay for equal work, increases investment in workforce training and education, rewards entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity, and provides ladders of opportunity to the American Dream.”
Joyce knows firsthand the life-changing effects of education. A former college administrator, Joyce wants every young person to have access to a high-quality education that equips them with the much-needed skills to be successful in- and outside the classroom no matter their zip code. In Congress, Joyce is fighting hard to reduce the rising cost of college and higher education, increase investment in our nation’s public schools, address the student loan debt crisis, and expand access to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).