Biography of Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., an American politician was born on November 20, 1942, and served as the 47th vice-president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Joe Biden represented the state of Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009 and currently, the presumptive nominee for the president of the United States under the Democratic Party.

Biden was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and in New Castle, Delaware. He received his law degree from Syracuse University and became a lawyer in 1969. Joe Biden was first elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970, and later, to the U.S. Senate in 1972 as the sixth-youngest senator in the history of the United States. He was reelected six consecutive times, leaving the U.S.Senate as the fourth most ranking senator to become the vice-president to President Barack Obama in 2009.

As a senator, Biden opposed the Gulf War in 1991, but voted for the Iraq War in 1994and 1995, supported the Bosnia War in 1994, the bombing of the Serbians during the Kosovo War in 1999 and again opposed the U.S. troop surge in Iraq in 2007. Joe Biden helped to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act – popularly called the Crime Bill and also the Violence Against Women Act.

In 1986, Senator Joe Biden fought fearlessly on the side of the majority black people of South Africa, during the Apartheid period. It is believed in many circles in the African Diaspora in the United States that the forceful and pro-Africa position of Joe Biden in the U.S Senate was one of the most significant efforts by any American politician to end the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

As vice president, Joe Biden headed the offense to reverse the economic crunch caused by the 2008 Economic Recession. He helped the Obama administration successfully withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011; pass the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance, and Jon Creation Act of 2010; the Budget Control Act; the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the Affordable Care Act- Obamacare.

Vice-President Joe Biden was a loyal and dependable vice-president to President Obama. No doubt, in 2012, Obama and Biden were re-elected by the American people.

On November 4, 2020, we look forward to electing Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., as the 46th President of the United States.


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