Joe BidenFormer Vice President
Joe Biden served as Vice President under President Obama from 2008-2016. Previously, he served as U.S. Senator from Delaware for 36 years.
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Has proposed expanding access to healthcare by building on the Affordable Care Act and creating a federal public option that would co-exist with employer-sponsored and other private insurance.
Believes we need reform that addresses the root causes of migration and secures our borders.
Introduced the Senate’s first climate change bill in 1986. Supports the Green New Deal.
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Biden released a new plan that would raise taxes on corporations by $1 trillion to invest in healthcare, climate, infrastructure and education.
Biden’s plan would build on the Violence Against Women Act he sponsored as Senator 25 years ago. The new plan would improve support and financial help for survivors and includes specific protections for transgender women of color who have faced an epidemic of violence.
Biden says his new infrastructure plan would create jobs and reduce carbon emissions by repairing roads and investing in transit and high-speed rail.
Biden rallied supporters in Iowa around his plan to expand healthcare coverage by establishing a public health insurance option.
Biden proposed a higher education plan that would guarantee two years of free community college tuition. The plan would also reduce student loan obligations, especially for people with jobs in public service.
Biden told union members, “I have a significant health care plan. But guess what? Under mine, you can keep your health insurance you’ve bargained for if you like it,” Biden said. “If you don’t, you can move it, and you can buy into a public plan.”
At the climate town hall, Biden laid out his climate plan that he says would create net-zero emissions by 2050.
Biden has made the case that Medicare for All would be bad for union members because it would take away the health insurance they’ve bargaining for in their contract. Others argue that if union members already had coverage under Medicare for All, they could focus their bargaining efforts on wages and other important priorities.
Biden spoke in Iowa about white nationalism and directly addressed President Trump’s conduct, saying he has “fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation” and has “publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism and division.”