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    Vice President Biden at U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting. He talked about U.S economic policy, his reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address, as well as the relationship between the White House and congressional Republicans.

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    1975 State of the Union Address

    In his first State of the Union address, five months after assuming office following President Nixon’s resignation, President Gerald R. Ford told Congress he didn’t expect much applause because “I’ve got bad news.” He detailed the country’s economic and energy woes, blaming, in part, “ever-increasing levels of government benefits.” On the eve of the American bicentennial, he urged his countrymen “to move in a new direction.”

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    1965 State of the Union Address

    In his second State of the Union address, President Johnson called on Americans to continue on the “road to the great society,” proposing a sweeping national agenda from education reforms to a war on deadly diseases to a campaign against pollution. He declared his support for civil rights, specifically the right to vote and the enforcement of civil rights laws providing “opportunity for all” including “Negro Americans.”

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    President Obama Remarks on Education

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden made remarks on educational opportunities. The president announced his proposal to provide tuition-free education for two years to millions of community college students. The president also addressed developments in the search for the suspects in the Paris terror attacks. 

    They spoke at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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    Portrait Unveiling Ceremony for Representative John Conyers

    Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and congressional colleagues spoke at a ceremony to unveil an official portrait of former House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers (D-MI), the longest-serving member of Congress and new dean of the House in the 114th Congress. Representative Conyers and his family attended the ceremony in the committee’s room in the Rayburn House Office Building.

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The official swearing-in ceremony took place earlier in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the 114th Congress.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    Vice President Biden delivered the weekly presidential address while the president was on vacation. He wished Americans a Happy New Year and asked that they resolve to get healthier in 2015 and sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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    White House Tribal Nations Conference, Part 1

    Obama administration Cabinet members and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the at the White House Tribal Nations Conference. Vice President talked about violence against Native American women and administration efforts to help them.

    This event was part of a White House annual Tribal Nations Conference. The conference provides leaders from the 566 federally-recognized tribes to meet with the president and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. The conference aimed to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Native Americans.

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    National Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    The 35th annual National Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony was held on the White House Ellipse. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the event.

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    White House College Opportunity Summit, Vice President Biden Remarks

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House College Opportunity Summit, which focused on improving public schools' preparations of students for college and helping more students complete degrees.