Barack Obama awards Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted on:13 Jan 2017 10:02:47
Barack Obama awards Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom
13 January 2017 Current Affairs: Outgoing US President Barack Obama on 12 January 2017 awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction, the highest civilian honour. It was a surprise tribute at the White House.The President honoured Biden with "an additional level of veneration." With this, Biden became the fourth person in US history to receive the award, alongside Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell.

About Joe Biden:Joe Biden is the 47th Vice President of the United States.

He is also the first Roman Catholic and the first Delawarean to be Vice President of the United States.He is a member of the Democratic Party.He represented Delaware as a United States Senator from 1973 until becoming Vice President in 2009.He was first elected to the Senate in 1972. With this, he became the sixth youngest senator in the history of the United States of America.He chaired the Judiciary Committee during the controversial U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

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