Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a campaign rally in Muscatine, Iowa, in November 2012. Biden, a former U.S. senator from Delaware, has served two terms under President Barack Obama.
Biden takes the oath of office next to his wife, Jill, in January 2009. He had to resign from the Senate, where he had held office since 1973.
Obama and Biden attend the swearing-in ceremony of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in May 2009. Locke and Sebelius were the last two people to join Obama's Cabinet.
Biden speaks at the convention of Florida's Democratic Party in October 2011. Biden said he and Obama had made progress on fixing problems they inherited from Republicans, but he said the GOP was using obstructionist tactics to keep the administration from doing more for the economy and middle class.
Biden whistles to get someone's attention as he stands with a high school marching band in Euclid, Ohio, in November 2011.
Obama and Biden laugh together as they attend a U.S. basketball game in July 2012.
Biden speaks on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in September 2012.
Biden talks to some bikers at a Seaman, Ohio, diner in September 2012.
Biden holds a baby during a campaign event in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in September 2012.
Biden debates US Rep Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Biden salutes as he boards Air Force One in November 2012.
Biden makes a cameo in the TV show "Parks and Recreation." The show's main character, played by Amy Poehler, touched Biden's face and laughed awkwardly when they met.
Biden hands a vote certificate to US Rep. Robert Brady as Congress officially counts the Electoral College votes in January 2013. Obama and Biden were elected to a second term in November 2012.
Biden awards the Medal of Valor to William Reynolds, a battalion chief with the Virginia Beach Fire Department, during a ceremony in Washington in February 2013. Biden presented the award to public safety officers who had exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.
Biden speaks on the phone outside the White House in September 2014.
Biden gets ready to pay for an ice cream cone in Portland, Oregon, in October 2014. He was in Portland campaigning for US Sen. Jeff Merkley.
Biden tours a dredging barge along the Delaware River in Philadelphia in October 2014. During his visit, the vice president discussed the importance of investing in the nation's infrastructure.
Biden and Obama share a light moment at the White House, where Obama spoke at a reception honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in October 2015.
Biden points at Obama during Obama's final State of the Union address in January 2016.
Biden speaks on stage during the Academy Awards in February 2016. Before introducing Lady Gaga's performance of "Til It Happens to You," Biden encouraged Americans to take action against sexual assault on college campuses. "Let's change the culture," Biden said. "We must, and we can."