Joe Biden
Joe Biden
Former 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.

Unions and Workers

Supports a $15 minimum wage and making it easier for workers to form unions.

Healthcare

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.

Immigration

Believes we need reform that addresses the root causes of migration and secures our borders.

Climate Change

Introduced the Senate’s first climate change bill in 1986. Supports the Green New Deal.

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Biden Says His Healthcare Plan is Better for Union Members

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.”

Biden Touts Climate Plan That Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

At the climate town hall, Biden laid out his climate plan that he says would create net-zero emissions by 2050.

Biden Argues Medicare for All Will Hurt Union Members Who Bargain for Healthcare

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 Holds Trump Accountable for Rhetoric in Aftermath of El Paso Mass Shooting

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.”

Biden Calls Attacks on Working People’s Unions a ‘War on Suppressing Wages to Increase Profits’

Speaking at an AFSCME Public Service Forum, Biden answered questions from members about how he would support rebuilding unions, provide affordable health care to more Americans and undo the policies of the Trump administration that hurt working people.

Biden Defends Obama Administration’s Immigration Policies, Admits Mistakes

Biden discussed the Obama administration’s record on deportations, saying they made the mistake of employing a tough approach early in their term, with the hope of laying the groundwork for a bipartisan immigration reform bill.

Biden Defends His Healthcare Plan in Democratic Debate

In the Democratic debate, Biden argued that Obamacare is working, making the case for his proposal to create an optional government-backed insurance plan.

Responding to Criticism for his Work on Crime Bill in the Nineties, Biden Releases Plan to Reduce Mass Incarceration

Biden, who has faced criticism for supporting legislation leading to increasing incarceration rates, particularly among people of color, unveiled a plan to curb mass incarceration and reduce ‘racial, gender and income-based disparities in the system.’

Biden Releases Plan for Older Americans

Bidens plan calls for protecting Social Security and lowering prescription drug prices.

Biden Criticizes Medicare for All, Says It Would “Get Rid of” Obamacare

In an email to supporters on Monday, Biden said, “I knew the Republicans would do everything in their power to try and repeal Obamacare. But I’m surprised that so many Democrats are running on getting rid of it.”

Biden Unveils His Health Care Plan Which Includes a Public Option

Biden released his healthcare plan, which would build on the Affordable Care Act by introducing a public insurance option.

Biden Supports $15 Minimum Wage for Entry Level Campaign Workers

Biden, in response to questions about the negotiations between Sanders’ campaign and his aides, said that he thinks campaign workers should make at least $15 an hour. A Biden campaign spokesperson said interns on the the Biden campaign are paid at a rate of $15 an hour and field organizers are paid a salary of $4,000 a month.

Biden Opposed to Any Elected Leaders Pushing to End Obamacare

Biden pledged to bring back the individual mandate if elected President and told CNN he’s opposed to anyone trying to dismantle Obamacare.

Biden Outlines Comprehensive Immigration Plan

“The millions of undocumented people in the United States can only be brought out of the shadows through fair treatment, not ugly threats.”

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