01.31.2017 | News Releases

Statement by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden

Wilmington, DE – My dad used to have an expression: “It’s a lucky person who gets up in the morning, […]

01.31.2017 | Press

Biden: We Have to ‘Restore the Basic Bargain’ of Middle Class

Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday lauded the progress of the Obama administration in strengthening the U.S. working class and laid a vision for future reforms that should “make this resurgence permanent.”

01.31.2017 | Press

Biden to Tackle Broad Range of Cancer Issues, Including Drug Prices, After Leaving White House

Vice President Biden, who led the Obama administration’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, will create a nonprofit organization to grapple with a broad range of cancer issues, including the high cost of cancer drugs, he said in an interview Wednesday. “I’m going to begin a national conversation and get Congress and advocacy groups in to make sure these treatments are accessible for everyone, including these vulnerable underserved populations, and that we have a more rational way of paying for them while promoting innovation,” Biden said.

01.31.2017 | Press

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Join Forces for Military Families

Michelle Obama says she is determined to use the “wonderful megaphone” she has as first lady to highlight the plight of military families and encourage Americans to do more to help the people her husband calls “the force behind the force.”

01.31.2017 | Press

In an Epic Final Speech, Joe Biden Warns That the Progressive Democratic World Order is at Risk of Collapse

Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of “uncertainty” we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the “liberal world order” to be torn apart by destructive forces.

Biden Foundation
01.19.2017 | Press

President Obama Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Vice President Biden

President Obama recounts Joe Biden’s legacy of service in a surprise ceremony. View all News >

11.05.2016 | News Releases

Supporters Launch Biden Foundation to Build on Bidens’ Ongoing Commitment to Protect and Advance Rights and Opportunities of All People

Wilmington, DE – Longtime supporters and advisers of Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden today announced the formation of the Biden Foundation. The mission of […]

11.04.2016 | Press

Jill Biden’s Push to Make Community College Free

As the Obama administration approaches its conclusion, everyone from the president to his policy analysts are searching for ways to preserve and shore up the work they’ve done in the past eight years. For Jill Biden, perhaps nothing has been more important, save her work with military service members, during her tenure as second lady than highlighting the role community colleges play in helping men and women, young and old, achieve whatever their version of the American Dream looks like.

11.04.2016 | Press

Yet Another Reason Joe Biden Is Everyone’s Favorite LGBT Ally

Anything you can do, allies, Joe Biden has already done.

The vice president once again showed LGBT allies how to model support. This time, he tweeted a photo on Tuesday taken when he officiated the wedding of two men who were White House staffers. The internet went wild for the image, taken when Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations, and Joe Mashie, a trip coordinator for the first lady, got hitched at a ceremony held at Biden’s own home. They reportedly asked the vice president for the honor.

11.04.2016 | Press

Vice President Joe Biden on the Struggle to End Violence Against Women

Vice President Joe Biden joins Gloria Steinem to talk about why sexual violence is still an issue we face in America, and what we can do about it.

11.04.2016 | Press

Joe Biden Writes An Open Letter To Stanford Survivor

The vice president, in an open letter sent to BuzzFeed News, said “a lot of people failed” the Stanford sexual assault survivor and that she will “save lives” thanks to the powerful message she read to her assailant in court.

11.04.2016 | Press

Biden and Obama Rewrite the Rulebook on College Sexual Assaults

Last month, Vice President Biden penned a searing letter to the victim in a notorious Stanford University rape case. “I am filled with furious anger,” he wrote, “both that this happened to you and that our culture is still so broken.”

Biden’s letter encapsulated the national outrage that erupted when the woman’s attacker was sentenced to just six months in county jail. It was also a sharp reminder that one of the Obama administration’s most ardent policy initiatives has been a concerted campaign to end the scourge of sexual assault on college campuses.

11.04.2016 | Press

Biden and Obama Rewrite the Rulebook on College Sexual Assaults

Last month, Vice President Biden penned a searing letter to the victim in a notorious Stanford University rape case. “I […]

11.04.2016 | Press

Obama’s Big Gift to Joe Biden

Last week was a near perfect encapsulation of the venerable American institution that is Joe Biden. We saw the bighearted, plainspoken statesman; the emotional, avuncular politician; and the cringe-inducing guy who sometimes overdoes it or just plain steps in it. On Wednesday, in Boston, the vice president pitched his “moonshot” to cure cancer to healthcare professionals, saying, “We’re on the cusp of enormous, enormous progress.”

09.30.2016 | Press

The Biden Doctrine

Joe Biden is now the vice president who will not be president. He’s been VP for seven and a half years, preceded by decades of work on U.S. foreign policy in the Senate, but the question remains whether he is distinctive in any memorable way for his work in international affairs. Was he simply a glad-handing flack pushing the Obama agenda, a manic schmoozer of foreign leaders? A gaffe-prone foreign-policy dilettante who, in the long run, won’t matter?

Biden puts some people off. His critics argue that despite his passion for worthy causes-from efforts to stabilize Iraq to the “cancer moonshot” to his task force devoted to “a strong middle class“-his bouts of imprecision and occasional foot-in-mouth foibles get in the way. An adviser to retired General Stanley McChrystal reportedly referred to Biden as “Bite Me.” Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates wrote in his memoir, Duty, that Biden has been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”

That hasn’t been my observation. I have traveled with Biden during his vice presidential tenure to Asia and Europe, watched him interact with foreign leaders abroad and at home, and have had wide-ranging discussions with him since his Senate days on everything from the confirmation battle over John Bolton’s nomination as U.N. ambassador to how the U.S. should approach its challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan. I haven’t always agreed with Biden’s positions, but those positions have tended to follow a pattern and demonstrate a consistency of approach, analysis, and engagement that stands out-particularly when compared with many other foreign-policy players who often don’t leave clear footprints.

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