Biden was a longtime member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He chaired it from 1987 to 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 to 1987 and from 1995 to 1997.
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Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in the 2020 election.
Joe Biden was elected to the U.S. Senate from Delaware in 1972 when he became the sixth-youngest senator in American history. Biden was reelected six times and was the fourth-most senior senator when he resigned to assume the vice presidency in 2009.Read More
Joe Biden, a lifetime of public service.
Joe Biden graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and then served on the New Castle County Council.
As a senator from Delaware for 36 years, Joe Biden established himself as a leader in facing some of our nation's most important domestic and international challenges.
As the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden continued his leadership on important issues facing the nation and represented the country abroad traveling over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries.
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Joe Biden had a long career in American politics before serving as vice president to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2016.
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As a senator, Joe Biden was a longtime member and eventually chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Joe Biden opposed the Gulf War in 1991 but advocated for U.S. and NATO intervention in the Bosnian War in 1994 and 1995, expanding NATO in the 1990s, and the 1999 bombing of Serbia during the Kosovo War. Joe Biden argued and voted for the resolution authorizing the Iraq War in 2002 but opposed the surge of U.S. troops in 2007. Joe Biden has also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dealing with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties, as well as the contentious U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Joe Biden led the efforts to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act.