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Awards and Recognitions

Great Lakes Changemaker Award

Congressman Dave Joyce was presented the first-ever Great Lakes Changemaker Award by the Council of the Great Lakes Region in 2019. This award recognizes individuals, companies, or non-profit organizations that promote the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the Great Lakes region, and who play a leadership role internationally on a range of economic and environmental issues. As a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Dave has long been a fierce advocate for the preservation of the Great Lakes. As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriation Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, he continues to lead the bipartisan effort in Congress to ensure the Great Lakes are fully protected for both current and future generations.

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Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship

In 2020, Congressman Dave Joyce received the inaugural Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of his bipartisan leadership and constructive governing in the first session of the 116th Congress. As part of its broader strategic push to cultivate more pragmatism in a Congress in an era of increased political polarization, the Chamber created this award to recognize Members who show a willingness to work together despite their ideological differences. The Jefferson-Hamilton award is presented to the top 10 Senators and top 20 Congressmen based on the number of bills a Member cosponsors that were introduced by a Member of the opposite party. Dave prioritizes bipartisanship not only by cosponsoring legislation introduced by his colleagues across the aisle, but also by working with them on issues impacting the everyday lives of his constituents.

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Spirit of Enterprise Award

Congressman Joyce was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2019 for his continued support of Ohio’s small businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

The Spirit of Enterprise Award is awarded to Members of Congress who small businesses can truly count on and is based on their votes on pro-growth legislation. Dave is proud to support commonsense approaches to legislation that helps small business, employers and their workers succeed.

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Guardian of Small Business Award

In 2020, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) named Congressman Joyce a “Guardian of Small Business” for his continued advocacy work on behalf of Ohio’s small businesses. Small businesses account for 93.6% of all business in Ohio, contributing to job creation, driving innovation and giving back to the communities they serve. Dave has always believed in a commonsense approach to government that helps both employers and their workers succeed. He remains committed to fighting for policies in Congress that spur economic growth and provide more opportunities for Ohio small businesses and all those they support.

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Nursing Public Policy Advancement Award

In 2020, Congressman Joyce was awarded the National League for Nursing’s Award for Public Policy Advancement. One of the League’s highest accolades, this award recognizes Members of Congress for their contributions to the progression of healthcare, nursing, and nursing education across the nation. As the proud husband of a trauma nurse and Co-chair of the House Nursing Caucus, Dave is dedicated to addressing the issues that impact our nation’s nurses. In Congress, he champions a range of public health issues ranging from treatment for substance abuse, mental health support, increased funding for nursing education and workforce development, and support for frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, among others.

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Most Effective Lawmakers of the 116th Congress

Congressman Joyce was ranked as one of the most effective lawmakers in the 116th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. A joint partnership between the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Vanderbilt University, the Center seeks to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and U.S. legislative institutions. 

Dave ranked 18th out of the 205 Republican Members of Congress (the study ranked members within their own parties to avoid penalizing those in the legislative minority). Rankings were based on how successful lawmakers were at moving their legislative agenda items through Congress over the past two years. The study included an examination of the bills each member sponsored, whether they advanced through the legislative process and were signed into law, and the significance of that legislation.

Dave is honored to represent the people of Northeast Ohio in Congress and serve the communities where he was born and raised. He works to live up to that honor every day by reaching across the aisle to put policy over politics and find bipartisan solutions to the challenges facing the lives and livelihoods of Northeast Ohio families.

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Most Bipartisan Lawmakers of the 116th Congress

Congressman Joyce was ranked as one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in the 116th Congress by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. In the “Bipartisan Index,” Dave ranked as the 22nd most bipartisan Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives and the 44th most bipartisan Member among all 437 Representatives on both sides of the aisle. The Index is a non-partisan ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines using bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship data.

Dave firmly believes that lawmaking is not about one side winning and the other side losing, but rather about working together to address the needs of our communities back home. He is proud to work with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in an effort to end Washington’s dysfunction and find the common ground needed to create serious, long-lasting solutions to the challenges facing our country.

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Wheat Advocacy Award

In 2020, Congressman Joyce was awarded Ohio Corn and Wheat’s Wheat Advocacy Award for his work to advance farming across Ohio. This award recognizes the Members of Congress who have gone above and beyond in their support for the wheat industry. Agriculture is one of Ohio’s top industries, with farms accounting for more than 14 million acres of land across the Buckeye State. These farms produce a large portion of the country’s source of corn, wheat, and soybeans. Dave understands the importance of a strong agricultural sector for our nation’s food security and economic well-being, and is dedicated to continuing to fight for Ohio’s agricultural community in Congress. 

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American Farm Bureau Federation Friend of Farm Bureau Award

During the 116th Congress, Congressman Joyce was presented with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award. This is award was in recognition of the many notable actions Congressman Joyce has taken to protect and support Ohio’s agricultural industry, including: 

Supporting the bipartisan U.S., Mexico, Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, which would increase agricultural exports to the world by $2.2 billion.

Helping secure federal agricultural disaster designation for Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake counties, which provided farmers $19 billion in financial relief after being struck with historic rainfall, flooding, and tornados in 2019. 

Co-sponsoring H.R. 4820, the Rural Resilience Act, a bill to improve mental healthcare in rural America and in Ohio’s agricultural communities. 

Dave looks forward to continuing to support Ohio’s agricultural communities throughout the 117th Congress.