Who Is He?: Joe Biden was born November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and grew up in Delaware. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse University College of Law. He practiced law before election to the U.S. Senate in 1972 at the age of 29. He is now in his sixth term. He ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988.
International Experience: Senator Biden is a long serving member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and serves as chair in the 110th Congress. He is considered one of the Democratic Party’s leading voices on foreign policy. And his assignment on the Senate Judiciary Committee has given him experience on immigration, citizenship, and international narcotics regulation.
Foreign Policy Positions: Biden voted in favor of the Iraq War resolutions but has since said the Bush Administration misrepresented the case for war, and he called for Congress to repeal the authorization to use force in Iraq. He has spoken out on energy independence and security. Biden has called for NATO action to end the genocide in Darfur, and he has advocated stronger U.S. action on global climate change.