Latest Fact-checks on Joe Biden Joe Biden stated on November 27, 2023 in remarks at the White House: Republicans’ “plan would cut Social Security benefits. … Average benefit cut would be 13%.” Joe Biden stated on November 14, 2023 in remarks at the White House: “Last year alone, natural disasters in America caused $178 billion in damages.” Joe Biden stated on November 1, 2023 in a speech in Northfield, Minn.: "Over the past four decades, we’ve lost over 400,000 farms in America (and) over 140 million acres of farmland. And that’s an area roughly equal to the size of Minnesota, North and South Dakota combined.” Joe Biden stated on October 14, 2023 in remarks at the 2023 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner: Republicans in Congress are “trying to wipe out federal funding to end the HIV epidemic.” Joe Biden stated on August 5, 2020 in an interview: "There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration.” Joe Biden stated on August 31, 2023 in a speech: “Under the Obama-Biden administration, we invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the state of Florida replacing wooden power poles with steel poles and we buried these electric lines." Joe Biden stated on August 24, 2023 in a campaign ad: Since Joe Biden “has taken office, unemployment in our (Latino) community has been cut in half." Joe Biden stated on August 25, 2023 in an ad: Video shows Donald Trump believes “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions. Joe Biden stated on September 14, 2023 in a speech: “I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years.” Joe Biden stated on September 11, 2023 in a 9/11 memorial speech in Alaska: “Ground zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day.” Joe Biden stated on August 29, 2023 in a speech at the White House: U.S. inflation is "now down close to 3%, the lowest among the world’s leading economies." Joe Biden stated on August 29, 2023 in a speech at the White House: “According to the Congressional Budget Office,” the Inflation Reduction Act “will save the federal government $160 billion over the next 10 years because Medicare will be paying less for the prescription drugs they’re making available to seniors.” Joe Biden stated on August 15, 2023 in a speech in Milwaukee: “A higher percentage of American workers are working today than ever before.” Joe Biden stated on August 9, 2023 in an interview with the Weather Channel: “I’ve already” declared a national climate emergency Joe Biden stated on July 28, 2023 in a speech in Maine: "Wages are up after being adjusted for inflation." Joe Biden stated on July 27, 2023 in a speech on extreme heat: “The No. 1 weather-related killer is heat. 600 people die annually from its effects, more than from floods, hurricanes and tornadoes in America combined.” Joe Biden stated on June 28, 2023 in a speech in Chicago: Says that under his presidency, the unemployment rate has “been below 4% for the longest stretch in 50 years in American history.” Joe Biden stated on June 14, 2023 in a speech: "We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean." Joe Biden stated on June 15, 2023 in a speech: "Twenty-six out of every 100 students” in K-12 speak Spanish. Joe Biden stated on June 10, 2023 in a speech: In the U.S., “a person can be married in the morning and thrown out of a restaurant for being gay in the afternoon.” Joe Biden stated on May 21, 2023 in a press conference in Hiroshima, Japan: Said he was “able to convince India, Australia, Japan, and the United States to form an organization called the Quad to maintain stability in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea." Joe Biden stated on May 10, 2023 in a speech in New York: "The Republican plan would cut federal law enforcement officers — 30,000 — including 11,000 FBI agents, 2,000 border agents, DEA agents, and so on." Joe Biden stated on April 13, 2023 in a speech to the Irish parliament: “Fewer people get hurt playing rugby” than American football. Joe Biden stated on March 28, 2023 in a speech: In the U.S., “you’re not allowed to own a machine gun.” Joe Biden stated on February 27, 2023 in An address at the White House: “We cut Black child poverty in half in 2021 because of the child tax credit.” Joe Biden stated on March 13, 2023 in an executive action: On drilling on federal lands. Joe Biden stated on March 9, 2023 in a speech about his budget proposal: “More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.” Joe Biden stated on February 15, 2023 in a speech in Lanham, Maryland: The “average tax” for billionaires is “about 3%,” which is “a lower tax than a schoolteacher or a firefighter." Joe Biden stated on January 30, 2023 in A speech in Baltimore: “We used to rank No. 1 in the world in research and development, now we rank No. 9. China used to rank No. 8, now it ranks No. 2.” Joe Biden stated on February 7, 2023 in his State of the Union address: "Studies show that children who go to preschool are nearly 50% more likely to finish high school and go on to earn a two- or four-year degree, no matter their background they came from."