Archive for November, 2005

Reaction to Bush’s Speech

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Today, after President Bush gave a speech on Iraq, U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement.

Changing course in Iraq?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

In his Washington Post column today, David Ignatius discusses how the new Bush plan looks slightly familiar:.

Meet the Press

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Senator Biden appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday along with Senator John Warner from Virginia. They discussed Iraq.

Council on Foreign Relations

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Today, Senator Biden delivered a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations, describing how to change course in Iraq, to make sure we both a) bring our troops home and b) meet our national security interests in the region.

Fox News Sunday

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Senator Biden appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace yesterday, answering questions about Iraq, the Vice President, and Saumel Alito.

Congress meets with Dalai Lama

Friday, November 18th, 2005

His Holiness met with members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, including the congressional leadership (Hastert (R-IL), Pelosi (D-CA), and Reid (D-NV) on the final day of his high-profile ten-day visit to Washington, DC.

1,000 More FBI Agents

Friday, November 18th, 2005

In an effort to enhance the safety of our nation’s communities, U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) introduced a bill to add 1,000 FBI agents to focus exclusively on traditional criminal cases such as drug trafficking and violent crime. This legislation will help ensure that the FBI has the resources to effectively achieve its counter-terrorism priorities without abandoning its traditional crime fighting functions.

Fiscally Responsible Tax Cuts

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Yesterday, the Senate rejected, 44-55, a Democratic amendment to expand the number of taxpayers protected from the Alternative Minimum Tax, to find jobs and housing for Katrina victims, and help middle-class families pay for college. The package of tax cuts was paid for by closing tax loopholes.

Senator Biden on Iraq, Bush

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Senator Biden gave a wide-ranging interview with Pittsburgh media recently. Among the answers are more insight on how we got into Iraq and what our limited options are now.

U.S. Senators Unveil New Anti-Meth Caucus

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

In an effort to address the growing threat of methamphetamine use in America, U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) today joined with Conrad Burns (R-MT) and several colleagues in unveiling the Anti-Meth Caucus. This new group will work closely to formulate a cohesive, nationwide strategy against methamphetamine addiction.

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