Joe Biden is the presumed Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Biden has an extensive record as a public servant—he was first elected in 1972 and represented Delaware in the Senate for 36 years, where he chaired both the Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In 2009, Biden became the nation’s 47th Vice President of the United States under Barack Obama.
The Vice President has long championed many of J Street’s priorities. In the Obama-Biden Administration, he has helped spearhead strong support for Israel’s security alongside clear opposition to settlement expansion, creeping annexation and other measures that undermine the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Vice President Biden has also promoted strong diplomacy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon without launching a disastrous new war of choice in the Middle East. He played a key role in the Obama administration’s negotiation of the JCPOA nuclear agreement and in protecting it in Congress.