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Background

Experience

U.S. Vice President (2008 - 2016); Senator, U.S. Senate (1972 - 2008)

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
BA History and Political Science, University of Delaware,
JD, Syracuse University,
Home Address
Wilmington, DE

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Although vice presidents often go on to seek the presidency (George H.W. Bush and Al Gore, for example), Biden declined to run in 2016, due in part to the death of his son in 2015. He is the only former vice presidential candidate running this year.

Biden announced his presidential campaign after the March 31 Federal Election Commission deadline, and therefore has not yet filed campaign finance data.

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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