Joe Biden, the 46th and current president of the United States, is an American politician. He was born on November 20th, 1942. Biden is a Democrat who worked as Barack Obama’s 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017. He previously served in the United States Senate from 1973 until 2009, representing Delaware.
Joe Biden was born and brought up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After that, he join New Castle County, Delaware with his parents when he was ten years old. He attended the University of Delaware before graduating from Syracuse University with a law degree in 1968. In 1970, he appoint to the New Castle County Council. In 1972, at the age of 29, he nominate to the United States Senate from Delaware. He was the 6th youngest senator in US history.
For 12 years, Biden served as the chair or leading member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was a key figure in international relations during Obama’s presidency. From 1987 to 1995, he headed the Senate Judiciary Committee. This committee is involved in dealing with drug policy, preventing crime, and civil liberties problems. He spearheaded the passage of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act. He controlled 6 U.S. courts.
In 2009, he managed infrastructure expenditures to help the country recover from the Great Recession. Biden was a close adviser to Obama on foreign policy. Biden played a key role in planning the US troop departure from Iraq in 2011. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction from Obama in 2017.
Joe Biden as a Senator
The heated nomination proceedings for Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court. In 1988 and 2008, he ran failure for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden was again selected to the Senate 6 times. He was the 4th senior sitting senator when he became Obama’s vice president after the pair defeated John McCain. His running mate Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential polling. Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan defeat in 2012. While Obama and Biden were re-elected.
Biden used his Senate knowledge to portray the administration in agreements with congressional Republicans during his 8 years as vice president. The agreement including on the Budget Control Act of 2011, which settled a debt ceiling conflict. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, discussed the impending “fiscal cliff.”
In the 2020 presidential election, Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris defeat current President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Biden is the 2nd Catholic president after John F. Kennedy. He is also the oldest, the 1st with a female vice president, and the first from Delaware. By September 2021, Biden had finished the departure of all US soldiers from Afghanistan. However, the Afghan government had collapsed and the Taliban had taken power in Afghanistan. That prompted Biden to face criticism for the manner in which the pullout was carried out, including claims of poor planning. The Build Back Better Plan was suggested by Biden, and elements of it were integrated into the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Biden signed into law in November 2021.