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Joe Biden Becomes The New White House Secretary Of Explaining Stuff

(It's about roads and bridges.)

Posted on July 23, 2014, at 1:31 p.m. ET

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WASHINGTON — President Obama has a pen and a phone. On Wednesday, Vice President Biden got a marker and a whiteboard.

Biden stars in the latest iteration of the White House White Board, a video series used by the administration to break down White House proposals on a broad range of topics, and explain the methodology behind them.

In the past, the white board marker has been wielded by top administration officials, most notably former top economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.

For the first time, Biden is the explainer, starring in a video aimed at selling the administration's infrastructure plan called "Rebuild America." An administration official told BuzzFeed Biden is likely to host more white board videos in the future.

Biden's white board video is similar to past videos in the series, with the notable exception that Biden explained Rebuild America using the state he represented in the Senate for decades.

"I'm very proud of Delaware," Biden said in the video.

The vice president urged Congress to pass "a stop-gap measure" to preserve infrastructure spending in the clip before calling on lawmakers to get behind the administration's long-term plan.

Watch Biden's White House White Board video:

View this video on YouTube