Joyce Receives Inaugural Bipartisanship Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce


BAINBRIDGE – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s premiere Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship for his work across the aisle during the first part of the 116th Congress.


Last year, as part of its broader strategic push to cultivate more pragmatism in a Congress that has become increasingly polarized and ideological, the Chamber overhauled its rating of lawmakers for the first time in 40 years in order to recognize members who have demonstrated a willingness to work across the aisle in support of common objectives. The Jefferson-Hamilton Award is presented to the 10 top senators and 20 top members of Congress, apportioned by party, based on the number of bills a Member cosponsors that were introduced by a Member of the opposite party.


“America needs elected officials who can leave the toxic red team versus blue team mentality at the door and proudly work together as Americans to lead our country toward a better tomorrow,” said Joyce. “Regardless of where you land on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that it’s the American people who pay the price when partisanship prevents Congress from addressing the challenges facing our nation. I am honored to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship and look forward to continuing to work across the aisle to prioritize the needs of my constituents and effectively represent them in the people’s House.”


“Now more than ever, our nation needs elected leaders with the courage to pursue common ground and bold, bipartisan solutions to America’s greatest challenges,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “These awards honor the deserving members of Congress that are forging common-sense sense solutions, working across the aisle, to enact lasting and meaningful reforms. In the days ahead, Congress must work together and support our nation’s free enterprise principles that will help bring our economy back to strength and put our people back to work.”


Joyce prioritizes constructive, bipartisan governing by not only cosponsoring legislation introduced by his colleagues on the other side of the aisle, but also by working with them on important issues through caucuses and task forces. The bipartisan legislative groups Joyce actively engages with include but are not limited to:

  • The Problem Solvers Caucus (Member)
  • The House Great Lakes Task Force (Co-Chair)
  • The Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence (Co-Chair)
  • The Congressional Nursing Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • The House Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • The Bipartisan Opioid Task Force (Member)
  • The Bipartisan Working Group (Member)




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