Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the It’s on Us week of action at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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

And now we’re taking a look back at his top moments from the last eight years:

2008: “Here We Go”

When Senator Joe Biden became the Vice President-Elect:

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”

When Vice President Biden began implementing the Recovery Act:

February 25, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Sharon Farmer)

Find out about the Vice President’s first Recovery Plan Implementation meeting on the White House blog.

2010: “History Is Made”

When Vice President Biden stood with President Obama as he signed the Affordable Care Act:

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2011: “Possibilities”

When Vice President Biden traveled to China to meet with then-Vice President Xi:

Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi walk on a covered bridge over the Dujiangyan irrigation project in Dujiangyan, China, August 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

See photos from photographer David Lienemann on traveling more than one million miles with the Vice President.

2012: “An America Built To Last”

When Vice President Biden held his first Twitter Q&A after the 2012 State of the Union:

Follow the Vice President’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

2013: “Being Biden”

When Vice President Biden heard from a class of third graders from North Philadelphia recently wrote about reducing gun violence:

Hear more from the Vice President’s Being Biden audio series.

2014: “Two Vice Presidents”

When Vice President Biden and Vice President Meyer skipped the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner:

Listen to the Vice President talk about meeting Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

2015: “A Moonshot To Cure Cancer”

When Vice President Biden called for 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”

When Vice President Biden introduced Lady Gaga and survivors of sexual assault and violence to stage at the Oscars to perform ‘Til It Happens To You’:

Take the pledge to stop sexual assault at

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