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President Trump’s Visit to Ohio - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Every single day, Ohioans are bearing the brunt of President Trump’s failures and broken promises. Ohio’s manufacturing sector has been hit hard and working families have been uprooted from the communities they love. Since the onset of the pandemic, more than 1 in 5 Ohio small businesses have shuttered, more than 410,000 Ohioans remain out of work, and over 5,000 have lost their lives to COVID-19.
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President Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Wisconsin is rapidly approaching 200,000 COVID-19 cases with no signs of slowing down. Jill and I pray for those first responders and health care workers who are on the frontlines everyday, those who’ve contracted the virus, and the families who are mourning the loss of a loved one. Just this week, 47 Wisconsinites lost their lives in a single day, and the sad truth is that it didn’t have to be this bad.
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President Trump’s Visit to North Carolina - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

President Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy have devastated countless families across North Carolina, and communities like the Lumbee Tribe in Robeson County — which has some of the highest rates of infection and deaths in the state — have borne the consequences of his disastrous leadership.
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President Trump’s Visit to Florida - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

News this week that Florida lost an additional 28,000 jobs in September, which brought this year’s job losses in Florida to over 775,000, is just another difficult reminder that Florida families are hurting due to President Trump’s failure to get this virus under control. Floridians deserve a president who understands this challenging time we’re living through, and has a plan to get us out of this pandemic and build back our economy. Ask yourself: what exactly does Donald Trump bring to Florida today to help your family get through this pandemic?
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The Trump Administration's Separation of Children and Parents at the Border - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Every day it seems we uncover new horrors perpetrated by President Trump and his administration against our most deeply held values in pursuit of their extreme anti-immigrant agenda. Of the thousands of children that the Trump Administration forcibly separated from their parents as part of its cruel “zero-tolerance” policy, 545 children are still separated from their parents years later. This Administration ripped babies from their mother’s arms, and then it seems, those parents were in many cases deported without their children and have not been found. It’s an outrage, a moral failing, and a stain on our national character.
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President Trump’s Visit to North Carolina - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Nearly 4,000 North Carolinians have died due to COVID-19 and nearly 250,000 have tested positive, but President Trump still has no plan on how to get this virus under control. Instead, he is attacking our nation’s leading scientists and public health experts, continuing to spread deadly misinformation about the virus, and holding rallies that fly in the face of North Carolina’s COVID-19 guidelines.
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Violence in Nigeria - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths.
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President Trump’s Visit to Erie - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

When candidate Donald Trump visited Erie four years ago, he promised to bring back jobs. President Trump’s visit to Erie today is a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that he broke that promise and has repeatedly failed Pennsylvania’s families over the last four years. He failed working Pennsylvanians by incentivizing companies to offshore jobs, waging war on unions, and giving huge tax breaks to big corporations and the ultra-wealthy. He failed Pennsylvania families by intentionally misleading them about the severity of COVID-19, resulting in the loss of life for nearly 8,500 Pennsylvanians and the loss of livelihood for hundreds of thousands in the state. And now he’s trying to strip away health care protections for millions when they need them most.
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Wisconsin’s First Day of In-Person Early Voting - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

As in-person early voting kicks off in Wisconsin today, Jill and I want to remind everyone to make a plan to vote and, if you can, vote early. You can be one of the first to move our country forward.
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President Donald Trump's Attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Coronavirus infections are spiking across the country, but President Trump decided to attack Dr. Fauci again today as a ‘disaster’ and call public health experts ‘idiots’ instead of laying out a plan to beat this virus or heeding their advice about how we can save lives and get our economy moving again. President Trump even criticized me yesterday for listening to the scientists — that’s not an attack, that’s a badge of honor.
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The Growing Wildfires in Colorado - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

As the Cameron Peak Fire reaches over 200,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in Colorado history, and the CalWood Fire continues to grow, Jill and I are keeping Coloradans in our thoughts. We stand with families in Colorado who have had their lives upended from the damage and the need to evacuate, exacerbating the already challenging situation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We extend our tremendous thanks to the brave first responders throughout Larimer and Boulder County who have been working diligently on the containment of these fires.
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President Trump’s Visit to Arizona - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

President Trump is spending the final days of his campaign trying to sow division and distract the American people from his failure to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. He wants to sell Arizona families more of the same reckless leadership that has devastated the state's economy, shuttered thousands of small businesses, and threatens protections for the 2.8 million Arizonans living with a preexisting condition. He’s insulted our heroes like my friend Senator John McCain by calling them “losers” and “suckers.” Every day he’s tearing at the fabric of who we are as a country.
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President Trump’s Visit to Nevada - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

When President Trump visits Nevada today, he needs to answer for his failed response to COVID-19 that has led to 88,000 Nevadans infected by this virus, his refusal to pass additional financial relief for families desperately in need of help during this economic crisis — including the nearly 200,000 Nevadans still out of work because of the pandemic — and his determination to undermine the health care of millions of Americans by seeking to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act.
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President Trump’s Visit to Michigan - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Michigan families are facing enormous challenges right now. More than 140,000 Michiganders have been infected by COVID-19, hundreds of thousands are out of work, small businesses are scared that they won’t make it through the winter, and parents are worried about their kids’ safety at school. Yet all President Trump is offering the people of Michigan is more lies and distractions — no plan to get the virus under control, no strategy for pulling our economy out of this recession, no vision for uniting the country.
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President Trump’s Rally in Wisconsin - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Wisconsin is in the grips of one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country. Jill and I are praying for the health of those who’ve contracted the virus, and for the families who are mourning the loss of a loved one. We have lost far too many lives to this pandemic — and the sad fact is, it didn’t have to be this way.
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U.S. Surpassing Eight Million COVID-19 Cases - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

In response to the United States has now surpassed eight million coronavirus cases and reports that President Trump’s Treasury Department privately advised banks to prioritize loans in a way that undercut many minority and women-owned businesses, Vice President Biden released the following statement:
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Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, particularly Black and Brown transgender women, is an epidemic that needs national leadership. So far this year, the Human Rights Campaign has tracked 33 transgender or gender non-conforming people who have been violently killed, including the tragic shooting of Sara Blackwood earlier this week in Indiana. This is the highest number on record with more than two months left in the year, and the vast majority are Black and Brown transgender women. It’s unacceptable.
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President Trump's Visit to Macon, Georgia - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

President Trump has continued to host events that disregard public health guidance, including his own CDC, and is now taking his disregard for COVID-19 to Macon, Georgia, where numbers are spiking yet again. Due to President Trump’s failed leadership, 7,500 Georgians have lost their lives to the coronavirus and nearly 200,000 remain unemployed, all while he threatens to take away protections from 4.4 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions.
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President Trump’s Visit to Florida - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

President Trump will hold another pair of events today, this time in Ocala and Fort Myers, where he is sure to continue to deflect and dodge his record. There’s no hiding that Floridians are worse off after four years with President Trump at the helm. Under President Trump’s watch, more than 15,000 Floridians have died from the coronavirus, Florida’s tourism-based economy shrunk by 60% in the second quarter, and unemployment more than tripled in the state. Mr. President, what is your plan for Florida families?
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Statement by Biden for President Campaign Manager Jen O'Malley Dillon

Around noon on Thursday, October 15th, we learned - as part of our contact tracing of the crew member on Senator Harris’ plane that tested positive for COVID last night - that an administrative member of the Aviation company that charters Vice President Biden’s aircraft tested positive for COVID-19. Vice President Biden was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with this individual at any time. In fact, the Vice President did not even have passing contact: this individual was over 50 feet from VP Biden at all times, entered and exited the aircraft from a rear entrance, and both the individual and the Vice President wore masks for the entire flight. Given these facts, we have been advised by the Vice President’s doctor and the campaign’s medical advisors that there is no need for the Vice President to quarantine.
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Statement by Biden for President Campaign Manager Jen O'Malley Dillon

Late on the night of Wednesday, October 14th, we learned that two individuals involved in the campaign tested positive for COVID-19:  a non-staff flight crew member and Liz Allen, communications director to Senator Harris.  Senator Harris was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with either of these individuals during the two days prior to their positive tests; as such, there is no requirement for quarantine.  Regardless, out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’s travel through Sunday, October 18th, but she will keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time. She will return to in-person campaigning on Monday, October 19th.  This is the sort of conduct we have continuously modeled in this campaign.
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President Trump’s Visit to North Carolina - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Over the past four years, President Trump has proven himself incapable of keeping North Carolinians safe or putting the needs of working families over the interests of the wealthy and big corporations. North Carolinians are paying a heavy price for his failed presidency and COVID-19 response: More than 3,800 North Carolinians are dead, 234,000 have tested positive — with cases on the rise — and hundreds of thousands are out of work.
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President Trump’s Visit to Iowa - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Iowa has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with cases surpassing 100,000 this week and COVID-19 hospitalizations hitting a new high. But President Trump isn’t coming to the Hawkeye State to offer words of comfort to those suffering, or a helping hand to the Iowans who are out of a job, or an actual plan to get the virus under control. Instead, he’s here to spread more lies about the pandemic and distract from his record of failure.
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Nagorno-Karabakh - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

I am deeply concerned by the collapse of the October 10 ceasefire and the resumption of fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. Drones, mortars and long-range artillery are claiming hundreds of lives on both sides of the line of contact and displacing thousands of civilians.
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President Trump’s Visit to Johnstown - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

When I visited Johnstown, I said this election was a choice between Johnstown and Park Avenue, and I meant it. Over the last four years, President Trump has only looked out for big corporations and the super wealthy like those on Park Avenue, and has failed to protect Pennsylvanians from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, Cambria County’s unemployment rate has risen to double-digits, and Pennsylvania is seeing its highest number of COVID-19 cases in six months. But instead of having a plan to help communities like Johnstown recover and rebuild, President Trump is trying to strip away health care protections from the 5 million Pennsylvanians living with pre-existing conditions.
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Indigenous People’s Day - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Jill and I are proud to join with Native communities and all Americans to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Native Americans have always honored their deep connection to the land and kept faith with the rich spiritual traditions and heritage of their ancestors, often in the face of policies and violence that sought to strip them of both. With boundless resilience and strength, despite centuries of mistreatment and broken promises, Tribal Nations have fought to preserve their sovereign rights while also making countless contributions to strengthen the character of the United States — the famed American Indian Code Talkers who were critical to defeating fascism in World War II, the activism and leadership of Native women, and so much more. It is a part of our history that every American must learn and respect.
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President Trump’s Visit to Sanford - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

President Trump comes to Sanford today bringing nothing but reckless behavior, divisive rhetoric, and fear mongering. But, equally dangerous is what he fails to bring: no plan to get this virus that has taken the lives of over 15,000 Floridians under control, no plan to protect Floridians’ health care amid his attacks against the ACA, and certainly no plan to mitigate the economic impact the pandemic is having on families across Central Florida. Donald Trump won’t speak to the pain being felt by working families. The best he has mustered is, “it is what it is.” Well, it is what it is because he is who he is.
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Hurricane Delta - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Jill and I send our prayers to everyone facing the harrowing impact of Hurricane Delta, particularly those Louisiana and Texas communities still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Laura less than two months ago. Our hearts are with every family forced to evacuate their home or shutter their business, every person denied power or peace of mind, and each first responder risking everything to protect their neighbors.
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Domestic Terrorism Plot Against Governor Gretchen Whitmer - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Earlier today, I spoke with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. I am grateful that she and her family are safe, and I commend the FBI and other law enforcement officers for their work to prevent this deranged act by emboldened domestic terrorists.

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Statement by Biden for President Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield

Donald Trump doesn't make the debate schedule; the Debate Commission does.
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Statement by Biden for President Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield

Joe Biden was prepared to accept the CPD's proposal for a virtual Town Hall, but the President has refused, as Donald Trump clearly does not want to face questions from the voters about his failures on COVID and the economy.
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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

On July 4, 1863, America woke to the remains of perhaps the most consequential battle ever fought on American soil. It took place here on this ground in Gettysburg. Three days of violence, three days of carnage. 50,000 casualties wounded, captured, missing or dead. Over three days of fighting. When the sun rose on that Independence Day, Lee would retreat. The war would go on for nearly two more years, but the back of the Confederacy had been broken.
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President Trump Canceling Negotiations for COVID-19 Relief - Statement by Vice President Biden

Donald Trump ended the efforts to pass bipartisan relief that our nation desperately needs. He ended talks that would get help for our businesses and schools, for families struggling and for those unemployed — that would have preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs. Make no mistake: if you are out of work, if your business is closed, if your child’s school is shut down, if you are seeing layoffs in your community, Donald Trump decided today that none of that — none of it — matters to him. There will be no help from Washington for the foreseeable future. Instead, he wants the Senate to use it’s time to confirm his Supreme Court Justice nominee before the election, in a mad dash to make sure that the Court takes away your health care coverage as quickly as possible.
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Tensions Between Greece and Turkey - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

I support the efforts of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and our European allies, as well as the United States, to defuse tensions in the eastern Mediterranean and avoid a conflict from emerging within NATO. Disagreements in the region should be resolved peacefully, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries must be respected and protected.
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30th Anniversary of German Reunification - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Thirty years ago, a reunified Germany joined the family of nations in NATO and at the core of the European project. At the time, German unity was not a forgone conclusion. The German people and visionary leaders like Helmut Kohl knew they had one chance to make a united country a reality. The United States supported them fully, and since then, the American and German peoples have stood together to champion democracy at home and abroad.
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Anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder—Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Two years ago, Saudi operatives, reportedly acting at the direction of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, murdered and dismembered Saudi dissident, journalist, and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. His offense — for which he paid with his life — was criticizing the policies of his government. Today, I join many brave Saudi women and men, activists, journalists, and the international community in mourning Khashoggi’s death and echoing his call for people everywhere to exercise their universal rights in freedom.
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Statement by Dr. Kevin O’Connor

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected. I am reporting this out in my capacity as both Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden’s primary care physician.

Filipino American History Month - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Jill and I are proud to recognize Filipino American History Month and to honor the immense contributions that Filipino Americans make to our society. Whether fighting proudly in our armed services or fighting to advance social justice across the United States, Filipino Americans have enriched and strengthened every aspect of our country.
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Native Women’s Equal Pay Day - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

As we mark Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, we recognize how far into 2020 Native women work to make what the average non-Hispanic white man did in 2019. Earning just $0.57 on the dollar that an average white man makes, Native women lose over $1 million over the course of their lifetime. That’s unacceptable.
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The 3rd Anniversary of Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas was struck by tragedy when a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 60 people and wounding hundreds more in what remains the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It was an act of pure malice, and yet another appalling act of gun violence - the kind that takes the lives of 100 Americans every day.
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President Trump’s Visit to Minnesota - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

During last night’s debate, President Trump refused to take responsibility for his mismanagement of a pandemic that has cost Minnesota more than 130,000 jobs and claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Minnesotans. He tried to distract from the fact that his administration is in court trying to eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions and take away health coverage from 265,000 Minnesotans in the middle of a pandemic. For those who are worried about keeping their small business open, losing hours at their job, or caring for an aging parent — President Trump offered nothing but excuses, lies, and division.
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Joe Took on Trump - And Won

Last night, Joe Biden went toe-to-toe with Donald Trumpand won.
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Hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh – Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

I am deeply concerned by the outbreak of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and call for urgent de-escalation, restoring the ceasefire, and a resumption of negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The United States should be pushing for more observers along the ceasefire line and calling for Russia to stop cynically providing arms to both sides, while reviewing our own security assistance programs to ensure no military capabilities are being repurposed for offensive means.
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Yom Kippur – Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Yom Kippur is a sacred day — a time for Jewish communities to come together to reflect and repent, to fast and to pray. It’s a moment to ask forgiveness from those we’ve let down, and to ask ourselves what we can do to be better to one another in the year ahead.
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The U.S. Supreme Court - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Election Day is just weeks away, and millions of Americans are already voting because the stakes in this election could not be higher. They feel the urgency of this choice – an urgency made all the more acute by what’s at stake at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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President Trump’s Visit to Harrisburg - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

This week, because of President Trump’s refusal to take strong, swift action to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the 200,000th American and the 8,000th Pennsylvanian died of COVID-19. To make matters worse, President Trump is actively trying to strip away health care for Pennsylvanians when they need it most and putting at risk protections for the 5 million Pennsylvanians with preexisting conditions, including Pennsylvanians experiencing long-term side effects from COVID-19.
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Pro-Democracy Movement in Belarus - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

For more than six weeks, the people of Belarus have courageously stood up to a dictator to demand their democratic rights and freedoms. Rather than accept their calls for new elections, Alexander Lukashenka has met these peaceful expressions of freedom with brutal violence — by unleashing his thugs to beat, detain, torture, rape, and disappear protestors exercising their basic right of free expression.
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President Trump's Visit to Atlanta - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

Four years ago, President Trump ran on a platform to make America great again. Yet under President Trump’s failed leadership, nearly 6,800 Georgians have died from the coronavirus. Black Georgians have been hit particularly hard by this crisis — 3,000 Black Georgians have died, 430,000 Black Georgians are uninsured, and 11.8% of Black Georgians have been left jobless. And, in the midst of this global health pandemic and economic crisis, President Trump is still working to tear down the Affordable Care Act and take away protections for Georgians with pre-existing conditions.
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President Trump’s Visit to Miami - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump is trying to get the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate the life-saving Affordable Care Act and continues to stand with his Republican colleagues like Governor DeSantis who refuse to expand Medicaid, denying more than 800,000 Floridians access to quality, affordable health care.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to Jacksonville

Since President Trump’s last visit to Florida just two weeks ago, over 40,000 more Floridians have tested positive for coronavirus and the state marked 13,000 COVID-related deaths. Black Floridians in Duval County are being hit especially hard by this pandemic, where the number of cases is 2.6 times higher for Black residents than white residents, small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, and families are reeling from the loss of loved ones.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to North Carolina

Despite repeatedly promising to release a health care proposal, President Trump has never offered a plan of his own. Instead, he cheered on attempts by Congressional Republicans to rip health care away from more than 20 million Americans, and sides with Republicans in North Carolina who stand in the way of expanding Medicaid coverage to more than 700,000 North Carolinians.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Events in Louisville, Kentucky

Breonna Taylor was a beloved daughter, member of her community, and an essential worker who served as an E.M.T. as COVID-19 began to spread. But she died, shot in her own home by the police. In the wake of her tragic death, we mourn with her mother, family, and community and ask ourselves whether justice could be equally applied in America.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to Pittsburgh

Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump promised the hardworking people of Pittsburgh he would bring jobs back to the region. But since then, President Trump has only brought Pittsburgh economic turmoil under his watch.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to Ohio

President Trump has failed Ohio. From a bungled pandemic response that has cost jobs and lives, to openly calling for a boycott of Goodyear, to abandoning workers in Lordstown whose jobs he promised to protect — Trump has broken promise after promise and turned his back on the Buckeye State at a moment when we are in desperate need of real leadership.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

As Wisconsin hits this grim milestone, I am thinking of the families that will never again be whole, the empty chairs around dinner tables, and the mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters who have had to say goodbye to their loved ones far too soon.  I’m also thinking of those who are out of work, who are struggling to keep their small businesses afloat and who are struggling to balance working with full time virtual learning because it isn’t safe for their kids to go back to school.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the 9th Anniversary of the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Nine years ago, our nation took a big step toward justice, fairness, and equality by repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Three years ago, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, ultimately costing thousands of lives and destroying the homes and hopes of millions of American citizens. In the storm’s wake, the struggle only worsened, as much of the island waited in the wreckage, often without electricity, food, or water, for help that never came. Today, after three years of hardship, thousands are still living with blue tarps for their roofs. Children still report nightmares, as the aftermath of the aftermath haunts survivors. And a still-shattered economy has forced so many to leave the island and their families.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to North Carolina

From calling our veterans and fallen soldiers ‘suckers’ and ‘losers,’ to purposefully downplaying coronavirus and failing to keep North Carolina’s military families, schools, and communities safe, President Trump has shown North Carolinians that he is unfit to be Commander in Chief.
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Statement by Senator Kamala Harris & Doug Emhoff on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tonight we mourn, we honor, and we pray for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family. Tomorrow we fight for her legacy.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tonight our nation mourns an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah reminds us of the power of hope, the importance of faith, and the unyielding belief that our best days are ahead of us. For Jewish communities across America and around the world, these 'Days of Awe' are an opportunity to stop and reflect on what each of us can do to perfect our union and repair our world.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Furloughs in the Scranton School District

Educators across Pennsylvania have worked incredibly hard throughout the pandemic to ensure that students can keep their education on track and parents can get back to work. Unfortunately, President Trump has abandoned them at a moment when they need strong, empathetic leadership the most. Trump not only refused to prioritize the health and safety of students and educators in Pennsylvania throughout this crisis — he intentionally misled Americans on the gravity of the virus for his own political gain. And now, his failure to deliver adequate state and local fiscal relief funding has hit home in Scranton, where over 200 school district employees are being furloughed and stripped of their medical benefits.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to Wisconsin

For months, President Trump misled the American people about the coronavirus — and Wisconsin families continue to suffer the consequences. His betrayal of the fundamental duties of the office has left Wisconsin small businesses shuttered, parents worrying about their children’s safety at school, far too many workers out of a job, and thousands of families mourning the loss of loved ones.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden on Hurricane Sally

Jill and I are praying for everyone from the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and up the East Coast into the Carolinas as Hurricane Sally unleashes fury and flood that are leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power and evacuating their homes and businesses.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Senate Republicans Blocking TPS for Venezuelans

By again blocking adoption of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans in the Senate today, Republicans continue to prove all their tough talk on Maduro is nothing but empty words. Time and again, when it comes to taking real action, President Trump and his Republican allies have failed to support the Venezuelan people. The Trump administration, which can approve TPS unilaterally, has refused to support the measure and has, instead, mercilessly deported far too many Venezuelans back to the Maduro regime and a massive humanitarian crisis over the past year. Some five million Venezuelans have fled their homeland, and our partners in the hemisphere have borne the brunt of this exodus. The United States should protect those already in the U.S. from being returned to the oppressive Maduro regime.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Minnesota’s Iron Range

Minnesota’s Iron Range has played a vital role in helping build America. U.S. manufacturing and mining was the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II. It must be part of the Arsenal of American Prosperity today, helping power an economic recovery for working families. We must recognize the contribution of union members who helped build decades of growth in our country. That’s why I’m proud to be endorsed by Iron Range unions across the labor movement — from the United Steelworkers to the AFL-CIO — and to stand with organized labor.
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Statement by Joe Biden on the Agreements between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain

I welcome the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain taking steps to normalize ties with Israel. It is good to see others in the Middle East recognizing Israel and even welcoming it as a partner. A Biden-Harris administration will build on these steps, challenge other nations to keep pace, and work to leverage these growing ties into progress toward a two-state solution and a more stable, peaceful region.

Statement by VP Biden on Standing with Farmers & Biofuel Producers After Trump’s Latest Insult to Ethanol Industry

America has an obligation to uphold our promises to farmers and producers — but from illegally granted small refinery waivers to ill-advised trade wars, Donald Trump has launched a full-on assault on the ethanol industry. Nearly a year after reneging on his promise to restore the billions of ethanol gallons producers lost to Big Oil waivers, Trump has sat idly by as courts have ruled his Administration’s actions unlawful, and farmers who lost demand for one billion bushels of corn have watched prices collapse and markets dissipate.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to Philadelphia

After four years of failed leadership and broken promises from President Trump, Philadelphians see this president for what he is. President Trump failed Pennsylvania when he promised to bring back jobs but only brought a tax scam that favored the super wealthy and CEOs. He failed Pennsylvania when he intentionally misled the American people and refused to act to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 Pennsylvanians. And he failed Pennsylvania by allowing the pandemic to devastate the economic wellbeing of millions and drive the state’s unemployment rate to reach its highest level in decades.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month honors what is best in our democracy: our diversity, our traditions that are shaped and strengthened by people from every part of the world, and the rich Hispanic culture that enlivens our history and lights the way to our future. During this month, we remember and celebrate that Hispanic heritage is American heritage. Our histories are overlapping, reinforcing, and together, growing ever more vibrant.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Conference

Twenty-five years ago today, the world closed out the historic United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. It brought together 189 nations to recognize that women’s rights are human rights and to advance the “full and equal participation of women in political, civil, economic, social and cultural life.” It was a landmark moment for the worldwide recognition of women’s essential role in advancing our shared progress as a society. Since then, countries have criminalized domestic violence, narrowed the gender gap in primary schooling, cut maternal mortality almost in half, and increased women’s leadership in government, business, and civil society. It’s progress worth celebrating. At the same time, we all recognize that we aren’t moving fast enough. Twenty-five years after Beijing, there isn’t a single country where women are truly equal.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on International Day of Democracy

Democracy is at the root of American society. It is not the gift or the birthright of any nation, but a responsibility that demands constant engagement and vigilance by all our citizens. On International Day of Democracy, we must acknowledge the dangers posed to democracy, both at home and abroad, and recommit ourselves to the task of defending our most sacred values.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Visit to Arizona

President Trump intentionally misled Americans about the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, he still doesn’t have a plan to contain it, and Arizonans are paying the price. People from all walks of life are suffering under his failed leadership — from the small business owners trying to keep their doors open and their employees on payroll to the parents who are struggling with a difficult and chaotic start to the school year — and Arizona’s Latinos are bearing a disproportionate burden.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Supporting Police Officers in the Line of Duty

Jill and I were devastated to learn of the cold-blooded shooting of two Los Angeles County deputies yesterday, as well as the horrific death of Deputy Ryan Hendrix, a Marine veteran and police officer killed in the line of duty in Henderson County, North Carolina. These attacks are absolutely unconscionable — they bring only greater violence, injustice, and grief to a nation in desperate need of healing.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Anniversary of VAWA and the Bans on Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines

Twenty-six years ago, today, two landmark pieces of legislation became the law of the land: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Each of them helped make our communities and our families safer, and delivered real results for vulnerable communities. And we must fight for each of them again today.

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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Ongoing Wildfires

As devastating wildfires continue to rage across California, Oregon, Washington, and throughout the West, Jill and I are keeping everyone affected by this disaster in our prayers. To the families who have lost everything; to the people forced to evacuate their homes; to the brave firefighters and first responders risking their lives to protect their neighbors — please know that we stand with you now, and that we will continue to stand with you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild from this tragedy. Our thoughts are also with the millions of Americans living just outside the path of these fires, forced into an awful choice between relocating in the midst of an ongoing pandemic or staying put in a place where every breath they draw forces them to inhale smoke.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

Nineteen years ago, our nation was tested by an unspeakable act of cowardice and hate. Nearly 3,000 lives were cut short on that God-awful September day: a once-unthinkable toll which tore open the hearts of sons and daughters, parents, siblings, grandchildren and grandparents, neighbors and friends — loved ones faced with the harrowing, hollowing news that the dearest thing in their life had been suddenly taken away.
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Statement by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Ensuring a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

We are deeply grateful to scientists working around the clock to deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Their work has the potential to save countless lives.
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Statement by Joe Biden on Feast Day of La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

On this feast day of la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, Jill and I pray that the love and compassion “Cachita” inspires will fill the hearts of believers around the world.
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Statement by Vice President Biden on the Atlantic Article

If the revelations in today’s Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role of the President of the United States. I have long said that, as a nation, we have many obligations, but we only have one truly sacred obligation — to prepare and equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families, both while they are deployed and after they return home. That’s the foundation of what Jill and I believe. It’s why we’ve always prioritized the health and well-being of our service members, veterans, and military families. We’ve visited troops coming home wounded in Walter Reed. We’ve hosted wounded veterans in our home to share a Thanksgiving meal. And, as the proud parents of a son who served in Iraq, we’ve made supporting military spouses, caregivers, and children a focus of our service.
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Statement by Vice President Biden on the Poisoning of Alexey Navalny

Once again, the Kremlin has used a favorite weapon -- an agent from the Novichok class of chemicals -- in an effort to silence a political opponent. The mode of attack leaves no doubt as to where the responsibility lies -- the Russian state. This outrageous and brazen attempt on Mr. Navalny's life is just the latest incident in a long history of murder and poisoning of dissidents, investigative journalists, anti-corruption activists, and opposition leaders under the Putin regime. It is the mark of a Russian regime that is so paranoid that it is unwilling to tolerate any criticism or dissent.
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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Vice President Joe Biden on School Reopening in Wilmington, DE

Good afternoon, everyone. I’m here today to talk about a crisis that’s being felt in households all across America.
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FACT SHEET: Support For Schools So They Can Reopen Safely and Effectively

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe the challenge facing our students, parents, and educators in reopening schools safely is a national emergency, compounded by President Donald Trump’s failure to deal with COVID-19 and its impact on families across this country.

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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on President Trump’s Press Conference

Yesterday, after the violence in Portland, I put out a statement decrying violence under any political banner, and challenged the President to do the same. Today, I traveled to Pittsburgh to explain how the President was making America less safe — on COVID, on the economy, on crime, on racism, on violence — and reiterated my clear message that violence is not the answer to any of these problems. And again, I urged the President to use his voice to the same end.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Deadly Violence in Portland

The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable. Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable. I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by any one, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same. It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent, any loss of life is a tragedy. Today there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences.
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Statement by Joe Biden on the ODNI’s Decision to End Election Interference Briefings

This is not how democracy works. But it is how American national security and sovereignty are violated. The tools of our government are meant to defend the American people and our system of governance against all enemies, foreign and domestic. And yet, at a moment when we know that our elections are under threat from foreign interference — and when the President of the United States has invited interference from Russia and China — the Director of National Intelligence is failing to provide full information about the danger.

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Statement by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty-seven years ago today, Dr. King, John Lewis, and other fearless leaders of the civil rights movement stirred this nation’s soul during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Two-hundred and fifty thousand men and women, of different ages, races, and stations gathered shoulder to shoulder. They stood on the same National Mall where enslaved Africans were once sold. It was one hundred years after emancipation, but Black Americans were enduring another season of Jim Crow brutality.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Donald Trump’s America

Last night, Vice President Mike Pence stood before America and with a straight face said, “You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” His proof? The violence you’re seeing in Donald Trump’s America.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday

Sixty years ago today, a group of young leaders from the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP staged a sit-in at segregated lunch counters in Jacksonville, Florida, where they were met by an angry white mob wielding ax handles and baseball bats. This tragic event, now known as Ax Handle Saturday, leaves a lasting mark on Jacksonville, as both a testament to the progress that has been made and a reminder that we must always stand up for what’s right.

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Statement by Vice President Biden on Women’s Equality Day

Today, on Women’s Equality Day, Jill and I join with all Americans in celebrating the long line of women who have reached out through history as fearless, ambitious trailblazers to deliver a better future for America’s daughters.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on Ukraine’s Independence Day

Today, I join with Ukrainians and Ukrainian-Americans in celebrating the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, even as this holiday serves as a bittersweet reminder of the plight of Ukrainians living under illegal Russian occupation in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief.
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Statement from Joe Biden on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day marks an unconscionable reality: it takes a Black woman nearly 20 months to earn what a white man made in one year for the same work. Over the course of their lives, it's impossible for Black women to ever really catch up.
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Statement from Joe Biden on the 3rd Anniversary of Right-Wing Protests in Charlottesville

Three years ago today, the world watched in horror as neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and far-right extremists with torches in hand descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, spewing the same anti-Semitic bile that was heard in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s. It was a moment of testing for our country, and a wake-up call to the fact that hate never dies — it only hides. And when our leaders give it oxygen, it can come roaring back to life.

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Statement from Joe Biden on Five Million COVID-19 Infections in the U.S.

Today we passed five million reported infections of COVID-19 in the United States. It’s a number that boggles the mind and breaks the heart. Five million is more than the entire population of Alabama — or of more than half the states in our union, for that matter. Each time the number clicks up, it represents a life altered, a family stricken with anxiety, a community on edge. And for the families of the more than 160,000 souls who have died because of this virus, it is a pain that can never be undone.

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Statement from Joe Biden on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders to Sow More Chaos and Confusion

Unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis, Donald Trump offered a series of half-baked measures today. He is putting Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering the overwhelming impact of a pandemic he has failed to get under control. And make no mistake: Donald Trump said today that if he is re-elected, he will defund Social Security.
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Statement from Joe Biden on the Monthly Jobs Report for July

Today’s jobs report shows just how far we have to go and why leadership matters. While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 million workers who are without a job and a paycheck, and to their families who are without peace of mind. It did not have to be this bad.
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Statement from Joe Biden on Faith

Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy. And in this moment of darkness for our country — of pain, of division, and of sickness for so many Americans — my faith has been a guiding light for me and a constant reminder of the fundamental dignity and humanity that God has bestowed upon all of us.
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Statement from Joe Biden on the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

In our lifetime Americans have been beaten, bloodied, and murdered because they wanted to vote. For Black Americans, their fundamental right was denied by white supremacy hiding behind white hoods and in plain sight in legislatures, police stations, and courtrooms.
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Statement from Joe Biden on Donald Trump’s Shameless Repeal of DACA

After failing at the Supreme Court, the Trump Administration took another cruel step in its misguided crusade to repeal DACA. President Trump will stop at nothing to push his anti-immigrant political agenda, even at the expense of young people who have grown up in this country and are Americans through and through.
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Remarks from Joe Biden on Racial Economic Equity

Racial equity is not just an aspiration, but a theory of change and how we build our economic future to include everyone.

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Statement from Joe Biden on COVID-19 Vaccines

It’s great news that scientists are making progress in the search for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. We all hope the next phases of clinical trials will yield positive results to support an approval based on the scientific evidence, but the development of a new vaccine requires a dedication to science, coordination, transparency, truth, and fairness to all — and we have a President who stands for none of these things.
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Statement from Joe Biden on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Thirty years on, we still have work to do to realize the full aspiration of the ADA. We need to ensure that every American has the chance to live independently, contribute their talents to our society, and go through life free from the burden of discriminatory systems and practices. I look forward to working together with the disability community to bring us closer to those goals — and finally deliver on the promise of the ADA.
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Statement from Joe Biden on the Department of Homeland Security Presence in Portland

We need a president who will bring us together instead of tear us apart, calm instead of inflame, and enforce the law faithfully rather than put his political interests first.
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We’re Going to Create a 21st Century Care and Early Childhood Education Workforce

If we truly want to reward work in this country, we have to ease the financial burden of care that families are carrying. And we have to elevate the compensation, benefits, and dignity of caregiving workers and early childhood educators.

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Statement from Joe Biden on Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

Foreign interference in the U.S. electoral process represents an assault on the American people and their constitutional right to vote. When foreign states direct hackers, trolls, money launderers, and misinformation to subvert or cast doubt on our elections, they threaten America’s sovereignty, democratic institutions, and national security. They undermine the vote and the voice of every U.S. citizen. They attack our very way of life.

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Joe Biden on Donald Trump’s Continued Failure to Control COVID-19

Mr. President, your ignorance isn’t a virtue or a sign of your strength — it’s undercutting our response to this unprecedented crisis at every turn and it’s costing Americans their jobs and their lives.

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Statement from Jill and Joe Biden on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

We are made in the image of God, and then there is John Lewis.

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We’re Going To Build Back Better and Create a Clean Energy Future

I know that climate change is the challenge that’s going to define our American future — and I know meeting this challenge will be a once-in-a-century opportunity to jolt new life into our economy, strengthen our global leadership, and protect our planet for future generations.

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The future must be made in America — by all of America. Here’s how we’ll do it.

“Build Back Better” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Vice President Joe Biden in Dunmore, Pennsylvania

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Statement from Joe Biden on the U.S. Surpassing Three Million COVID-19 Cases

Today’s awful — and avoidable — news that America surpassed three million COVID-19 cases is yet another sad reminder of the cost our country is paying for President Trump’s failure to lead us through this crisis.

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Remarks on the Economic Crisis and Jobs Report

Millions more Americans would still have their jobs today if Donald Trump had done his job. And many of the jobs that have now come back should never have been lost in the first place.
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Joe Biden's Remarks on Trump’s Failures To Protect The American People

For weeks, we’ve seen the warning signs — the numbers don’t lie. Infection rates are now going up in more states than they are going down. More than 125,000 people in the United States have lost their lives, and those numbers and new infections continue to grow at an alarming rate. And once again it’s confirming the simple fact that we won’t be able to solve the economic crisis without a rigorous public health approach.
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Joe Biden's Remarks On Trump’s Failures To Protect The American People

After failing at the Supreme Court, the Trump Administration took another cruel step in its misguided crusade to repeal DACA. President Trump will stop at nothing to push his anti-immigrant political agenda, even at the expense of young people who have grown up in this country and are Americans through and through.
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Statement from Joe Biden on World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is the time when all nations recognize the humanity and resilience of the millions of people forced from their homes by persecution, war, and violence and renew our commitment to protect the most vulnerable. The United States has always strived to serve as a beacon of hope — a role model in resettling refugees and leading the humanitarian response abroad. But today is also a bitter reminder of how Donald Trump has tried to change America from a nation of refuge and liberty to one of division and intolerance.
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Our Open Letter to Facebook

Over the past year, the Biden for President campaign has called on Facebook to meet the commitment the company made after 2016 — to use its platform to improve American democracy rather than as a tool to spread disinformation that undermines our elections. The campaign has proposed meaningful ways to check disinformation on your platform and to limit the effect of false ads.
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Reflecting on the Fourth Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Four years ago, as members of the LGBTQ+ community were gathered together for “Latin Night” at Pulse nightclub during Pride Month, a terrorist armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire. He killed 49 innocent people and injured many more — at the time, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman. And still today, it remains the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ+ community in American history.
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We are a nation furious at injustice.

These last few days have laid bare that we are a nation furious at injustice. Every person of conscience can understand the rawness of the trauma people of color experience in this country, from the daily indignities to the extreme violence, like the horrific killing of George Floyd.
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Remarks by Joe Biden on George Floyd and the Unfolding Situation in Minnesota

Once again — the words “I can’t breathe.”

An act of brutality so elemental, it did more than deny one more black man in America his civil rights and his human rights. It denied his very humanity. It denied him of his life.
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Sincerely, Joe

Hundreds of people write letters, emails and direct messages to Joe Biden every day, with questions, looking for support and leadership, or offering suggestions and ideas. Americans are longing for empathetic leadership and a president who listens to and understands their problems. Joe knows the power of a simple act of kindness — it’s animated his entire career in public life. “Sincerely, Joe” is a conversation with the American people about the challenges they face, the values we share, and the progress we can make if we stand united.

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