Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is the 46th and current President of the United States, representing the Democratic Party. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 47th vice president under President Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden later moved to Delaware and pursued a career in politics. He played a key role in passing legislative acts such as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act during his time in the Senate. Biden ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008, and in 2008, he became Vice President alongside Barack Obama. In the 2020 presidential election, Biden, along with Kamala Harris, won against incumbents Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Biden's presidency has been marked by actions such as signing the American Rescue Plan Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing infrastructure and manufacturing issues through bipartisan bills, and handling foreign policy matters like the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In April 2023, Biden announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2024 presidential election.