The Vice Presidency in Review
Top Moments with Vice President Biden
Vice President Biden has served our country over 46 years in public service. He was first elected to the New Castle City Council in 1970, served his home state as the Senator from Delaware for 36 years starting in 1973, and became the 47th Vice President of the United States in 2009.
Since his election as Vice President, he’s fought to raise the living standards of middle class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end cancer as we know it. He’s traveled over 1.2 million miles to more than 50 countries representing America abroad. To look back over these eight years in the White House, we put together a list of achievements he’s fought hard to win for the American people. Check them all out at WhiteHouse.gov/VP.
And now we’re taking a look back at his top moments from the last eight years:
2008: “Here We Go”
Read about Vice President Biden’s achievements over the last eight years in fighting for middle-class Americans, addressing violence against women, launching a moonshot to cure cancer, and representing our country abroad.
2009: “Don’t Mess With Joe”
Find out about the Vice President’s first Recovery Plan Implementation meeting on the White House blog.
2010: “History Is Made”
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When Vice President Biden traveled to China to meet with then-Vice President Xi:
See photos from photographer David Lienemann on traveling more than one million miles with the Vice President.
2012: “An America Built To Last”
2013: “Being Biden”
Hear more from the Vice President’s Being Biden audio series.
2014: “Two Vice Presidents”
Listen to the Vice President talk about meeting Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
2015: “A Moonshot To Cure Cancer”
View the Vice President’s report on the Cancer Moonshot’s progress for the ones we’ve lost and the ones we can save.
2016: “It’s On Us”
Take the pledge to stop sexual assault at itsonus.org.