Vice President Joe Biden outlines his plans for the White House, tackling issues of online harassment, abuse, and stalking. He’ll convene a task force and allocate new funding for law enforcement training, and support federal and state legislation to establish a civil cause of action. This is just the beginning. While the White House may be a place where bipartisanship reigns, the Vice President is also a person who has to make tough decisions.
The work of Vice President
Vice President Joe Biden’s work as a senator began before he was elected. He had long served on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he dealt with matters relating to crime prevention, drug policy, and civil liberties. He served as chairman of the committee from 1987 to 1995 and was the ranking minority member from 1995 to 1997. He was also involved in the passage of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, and chaired six Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In 1988, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for President, and in 2008, he was the fourth-ranking senator. The 2008 election resulted in a reelection for President Obama, who nominated Biden as his vice president.
The “A-Team” is comprised of members of the executive office of the president and vice president. The list does not include the Secretaries of State, Defense, and the White House Communications Office. You can find information on the Cabinet below. Each position is counted only once, so the number of people holding the same position may not be reflected in the official turnover rate. As of June 8, 2020, the number of people holding top positions in President Biden’s administration is estimated to be around 23 percent.
His relationship with aides
Joe Biden’s relationship with White House operatives has long been a source of tension between the vice president and his party. But this may be changing with the new administration. The White House is keen to make members of both parties feel heard on Capitol Hill. But that’s not necessarily the case, as there are also lawmakers who have been in office for a long time. Biden’s legislative affairs director, Louisa Terrell, has long had a close relationship with her former boss.
But Biden’s aides know they aren’t doing much to make the Vice President more empathetic. They’re repeatedly requesting internal meetings and insisting that he change his style. Younger aides are often laughed at or dismissed, while older ones are given little or no room to experiment with new ideas. In fact, aides say they’ll have more town halls coming up soon.
His frustration with management breakdowns
Joe Biden’s frustration with the White House management breakdowns is nothing new, but it’s a different story with his own administration. The vice president’s frustrations are especially pronounced after two mass shootings in the United States and Russia’s aggressive behavior. Inflation is soaring at an alarming rate, and the president’s message is often confusing. Despite his avowed commitment to working-class Americans, the administration’s policy resentment against inflation is particularly troubling.
Biden criticized the White House for not alerting him earlier. In March, Biden blasted the Health and Human Services secretary, Xavier Becerra, for failing to answer questions regarding the number of migrant children in the United States. Biden’s attention to detail extends to those behind policies. As secretary of health and human services, Dr. Robert Califf, who is a close ally of Biden, said, “We are at wartime status against this disease.”
His efforts to reach out to voters
After his election victory, Vice President Joe Biden has continued to work to increase opportunity for all Americans. He has established the Biden Foundation, signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, and forged a path in Washington to promote education and civil rights. He has appointed a historically diverse Cabinet, including the first openly gay Secretary of State and Native American Secretary of Defense. Biden has also cultivated a diverse staff, including several women of color.
The President’s Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting highlights the unique trust responsibility of the Federal government for Native communities and Tribal Nations. To address these issues, President Biden formed an Interagency Steering Group on Native American Voting Rights. In addition to this effort, the President has also appointed strong leaders in the Department of Justice to help ensure that all eligible citizens have a chance to vote. His administration will continue to work to remove unnecessary barriers, and will use every tool at his disposal.