Government News Highlights

Dec 09 – Dec 15, 2020


Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

December 15, 2020: The Electoral College has certified Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D) as President-Elect of the United States. He graduated, University of Delaware, Newark, 1965, and Syracuse (N.Y.) University College of Law 1968, and was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969 and commenced practice in Wilmington. He served on the New Castle County Council 1970-1972; was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1972 and reelected in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008 and served from January 3, 1973, until January 15, 2009, when he resigned to become Vice President. He was Chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003], One Hundred Tenth Congress); and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2008, but was elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket headed by Barack Obama in 2008; reelected in 2012, and served from January 20, 2009, until January 20, 2017. He will be sworn in a President of the United States, January 20, 2021.

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