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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As the Trump administration pushed forward with a lawsuit to strip away health insurance from millions of Americans by trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Biden hosted a virtual event to discuss his plan to expand affordable healthcare for Americans.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Trump’s attempt to end the DACA program--which protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children--Biden pledged to send a bill to Congress on day one of his presidency that would create a clear roadmap to citizenship for DACA recipients and other undocumented immigrants.
SEIU 32BJ Member Joins Biden Roundtable on How to Safely Reopen the Country and Jumpstart the Economy
Biden released a plan to safely reopen the country and economy at a roundtable held in Philadelphia this week with Tamika Anderson, a cleaner from Pennsylvania and SEIU 32BJ member.
In an oped this week, Biden detailed the steps he would take as President to begin to address systemic racism and “make sure black Americans have a real shot to get ahead.”
In recent interviews and appearances, Biden has talked about the need for government to play a bigger role in curing the country’s public health, economic and racial woes.
In an address at Philadelphia’s City Hall the day after the Trump administration used tear gas and flash grenades to clear peaceful protesters in front of the White House for the President’s photo op, Former Vice President Biden said "When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people's house, the White House — using tear gas and flash grenades — in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle, more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care. For that's what the presidency is: the duty to care — to care for all of us."
In a speech in Philadelphia, Former Vice President Biden Biden said Floyd’s words, "’I can't breathe,’ are a wake-up call for our nation…The moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism." Biden also called on Congress to take up police reform bills, that he called “long overdue” and said he would create a police oversight commission in his first 100 days as president.
Biden argued that Trump’s slowness to respond to the growing pandemic cost lives, cost jobs, and has made it harder for the economy to rebound.
Distancing himself from the Obama administration’s deportation efforts, Biden committed to introducing a comprehensive immigration reform plan on his first day in office.
Biden penned an op-ed arguing that instead of unifying the country and coordinating a strong public health response, President Trump has focused on blaming others, dividing Americans and making false claims about the effectiveness of the federal response.
Biden announced support for an immediate $13 minimum wage increase for all essential employees on top of their current salaries so they can support their families as they work through the public health crisis.
Biden criticized the federal coronavirus stimulus packages, calling big companies and banks “greedy as hell” and demanding a larger stimulus that prioritizes support for teachers, police officers and firefighters.