Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. became a Senator for Delaware in 1973 and remained a senator for 7 terms until 2009.
He became vice president in 2009 until 2017
Biden became ranking minority member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1981. In 1984, he was a Democratic floor manager for the successful passage of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act.
Senator Joe Biden drafted the Senate version of the legislation in cooperation with National Association of Police Organizations. Following the 101 California Street shooting, the 1993 Waco Siege, and other high-profile instances of violent crime, the Act expanded federal law in several ways.
Introduced (293 bills)
Ordered Reported (53 bills)
Passed Senate (House next) (42 bills)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) (72 bills)
Passed House & Senate (President next) (1 bill)
Enacted — Signed by the President (28 bills)
Failed Cloture (1 bill)
Passed Senate, Failed House (1 bill)
Enacted — Including by Incorporation into Other Bills (42 bills)