President Joe Biden served in the United States Senate for 36 years, representing Delaware, before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. Biden will reestablish America’s leadership and enhance our communities as President.
- When his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were murdered just weeks after being elected to the Senate, the Joe Biden family was heartbroken.
- Beau Biden, Joe Biden’s eldest son and Delaware Attorney General died in 2015 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, which he battled with the same dignity, bravery, and courage he displayed every day of his life.
- Biden served as the United States’ 47th Vice President, leading on crucial national issues and representing the country abroad.
- President Obama enlisted Biden’s help in passing the Recovery Act, the country’s most excellent economic stimulus package, and our most major commitment to renewable energy, and then oversaw its implementation.
- The President’s plan prevented another Great Depression, generated and saved millions of jobs, and resulted in 75 months of employment growth by the conclusion of his term.
- And Joe Biden did it all with less than 1% waste, mismanagement, or fraud, making it the most efficient government program ever.
- On April 25, 2019, Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
- From the beginning, Biden’s campaign was founded on three pillars: the struggle for our country’s soul, the need to rebuild our middle class – the country’s backbone, and a call for unity to act as One America.
In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was the first of four children born to Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. In 1953, the Biden family moved to Claymont, Delaware. President Biden is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and a member of the New Castle County Council.
President Joe Biden’s family:
When Joe Biden was elected to the United States Senate at 29, he became one of the Senate’s youngest members. When his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were murdered just weeks after being elected to the Senate, the Biden family was heartbroken.
Joe Biden was sworn into the United States Senate at the hospital bedsides of his sons, and he began traveling from Wilmington to Washington every day, first by car, then by train, to be with his family. He would continue to do so during his Senate tenure.
In 1977, Joe Biden married Jill Jacobs, and in 1980, their family was complete with the birth of Ashley Blazer Biden. After receiving her doctorate in education, Jill returned to teaching as an English professor at a small college in Virginia.
Beau Biden, Joe Biden’s eldest son and Delaware Attorney General died in 2015 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, which he battled with the same dignity, bravery, and courage he displayed every day of his life. President Joe Biden’s life purpose is to end cancer as we know it, inspired by Beau’s struggle with cancer.
A senatorial leader:
During his 36 years as a Senator from Delaware, President Biden established himself as a leader in addressing some of our country’s most significant domestic and diplomatic issues.
Joe Biden served on the Senate Judiciary Committee for 16 years and is best known for co-authoring and spearheading this same Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece of legislation that strengthens marital rape assault penalties, provides unprecedented funds for survivors and shifts the national conversation on the issue.
The 47th Vice President of the United States:
Biden continued to lead on crucial national issues as Vice President and defended the United States abroad. Vice President Joe Biden met with the President’s Cabinet, coordinated interagency programs, and engaged with Congress in his efforts to improve the living standards of middle-class Americans, reduce gun violence, battle violence against women, and eradicate cancer as we know it.
A Special Chapter:
After leaving the White House, the Bidens continued their effort to increase opportunity for all Americans by establishing the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, and the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.
On April 25, 2019, Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States. From the beginning, Biden’s campaign was founded on three pillars: the struggle for our country’s soul, the need to rebuild our middle class – the country’s backbone, and a call for unity to act as One America. It was a message that would only gain traction as we face a pandemic, an economic disaster, urgent demands for racial justice, and the grave threat of climate change in 2020.
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