Joe Biden


FROM THE CANDIDATE

“The fact that we don’t know exactly how much foreign dark money is being channeled into U.S. politics is precisely why we need to reduce our vulnerabilities.”

via Politico

Disagrees with: The ability of a president to choose not to divest from significant business holdings or place them into a blind trust, and to engage in business transactions with foreign governments while in office;”

via The New York Times

Against: The ability of a president to override recommended denials of security clearances

via The New York Times

Against: The ability of a president to pardon or dangle a potential pardon at someone in a self-protective context – such as an investigation in which the president, one of his family members, or a campaign or close business associate is a target, subject, or witness – without disclosing to Congress communications and materials about the pardon, including evidence against the recipient.

via The New York Times

Any initiation of the use of force against Iran or North Korea – unless in response to an imminent attack — could certainly result in a wide-scale conflict and constitute a “war” in the constitutional sense that would require authorization by Congress.”

via The New York Times


FROM THE CAMPAIGN

Released three years of tax returns.”

via Campaign Website

“Wealthy special interests, corporations, and foreign influences are skewing the policy process in Washington in their own favor by taking advantage of the way we finance elections. We need to create a public financing system for federal campaigns and pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United to amplify the voices of individual Americans and ensure elected officials are working for the people. In the meantime, the public has the right to know who is contributing to which advertisements and campaign initiatives.”

via Campaign Website

This law will require all online ads, how they’re targeted, and who paid for them to be posted by the groups to a public database on a new one-stop website, ethics.gov — so no one can target voters with misinformation without attracting media or political attention.”

via Campaign Website

“Biden will propose legislation to change that, by requiring campaigns and outside entities that run ads within 60 days of an election to disclose any new contributions within 48 hours.

via Campaign Website

“On day one of his presidency, Biden will issue an Executive Order directing that no White House staff or any member of his administration may initiate, encourage, obstruct, or otherwise improperly influence specific DOJ investigations or prosecutions for any reason; and he will pledge to terminate anyone who tries to do so.”

via Campaign Website

Establish the Commission on Federal Ethics to more effectively enforce federal ethics law.”

via Campaign Website

Biden will lower the threshold for when those seeking to influence government decisions must register as “lobbyists” — to include anyone who earns more than $1,000 annually to be involved in developing or overseeing a lobbying strategy.”

via Campaign Website

“In addition, Biden will return to the Obama-Biden Administration practice of disclosing White House visitor lists.”

via Campaign Website


FROM THE COVERAGE

Support statehood for D.C. 

via Equal Citizens

Supports automatic voter registration.

via Equal Citizens

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