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President Biden and Vice President Harris release their 2023 financial disclosures

2024-05-17T13:19:43+00:00
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  • White House releases financial disclosures.
  • They reveal Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ 2023 assets.
  • What did they show?

What were their assets in 2023? U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have released their 2023 financial disclosures.

This comes at a tense time in the run up to the November elections.

The financial disclosures are required by the Government Ethics Act of 1978.

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White House releases financial disclosures for 2023

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris released their financial disclosures for 2023, without any major surprises.

President Biden receives a salary of $400,000 per year as well as an extra $50,000 for expenses.

His wife Jill earns an unspecified salary at Northern Virginia Community College, where she teaches English.

The couple has several retirement plans and have not reported gifts of any kind, according to EFE.

What about VP Kamala Harris?

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Vice President Harris revealed that she received tickets to a Beyoncé concert in Los Angeles, California, valued at $1,655.92.

The VP also received tickets from the ESPN for the Cricket Celebration Bowl game in Atlanta valued at $1,890.

This was a football game between Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and Howard University, which is Harris’ alma mater.

FAMU the game, which was played in Atlanta, Georgia, 30 to 26.

Why did the White House release the financial disclosures?

Biden and Harris’ financial disclosures were released in accordance with the Government Ethics Act of 1978, EFE reported.

This requires top federal officials, including the president and vice president, to publicly disclose their personal financial interests, including gifts.

While this exercise in transparency is a positive step towards accountability and integrity in the public service, it also highlights the continued need for vigilance.

It helps to ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained and that conflicts of interest or undue influence are avoided.

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