“Our strength is grounded in our individuals, civic, religious and business leaders working and making things happen. But government can't stand on the sidelines; it can and should refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody. I remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past.” – President Obama 12/4/13 Center For American Progress
Vice President Biden’s was born on November 20, 1942
Six-term Sen. Joseph Biden, Jr. of Delaware was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972 when 29 years old, the youngest U.S. senator in modern history.
Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 110th Congress (2007-08), is a gifted negotiator who has helped shape U.S. security and foreign relations policies for decades. He’s a moderate Democrat who often bridges the bipartisan gap.
Other notable actions:
When he vehemently objected to the nomination of neocon John Bolton to be U.N. ambassador.
As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden led confirmation fights against Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork (not confirmed) and Clarence Thomas (confirmed).
Major Areas of Interest:
Senator Biden is one of the most respected Senate voices on foreign policy, civil liberties, crime and college aid/loan programs, and an avid supporter of AMTRAK.
Biden is a leader in fighting drug use and deterring drugs from entering the U.S.
Biden has crafted many landmark federal crime laws, including the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.
Senate Committees in the 110th Congress:
Committee on Foreign Relations, Chair
Committee on the Judiciary, Chair from 1987 to 1995
Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Victims’ rights, ranking Democratic member
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, co-chair
Senate NATO Observer group, co-chair
Senate National Security working group, co-chair
Congressional Firemen’s Caucus, co-chair
Congressional International Anti-Piracy caucus, co-chair
Congressional Air Force and National Guard caucuses
Now, as the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden has continued his leadership on important issues facing the nation.
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