Sen. Schumer speaking at University of Louisville this morning. Will tweet any important content. pic.twitter.com/jKFqgDQSxF— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) February 12, 2018
Schumer's talk was not packed with content. He emphasized bipartisanship and was hopeful about upcoming immigration debate in Senate.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) February 12, 2018
Briefly noted problems: it's a complex issue, need 60 votes, "fractious House" and (obliquely) Trump is Trump.
Q& A included more content, but nothing especially notable.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) February 12, 2018
Was asked a good question about jobs in an increasingly automated economy. Kept returning to that puzzle, to his credit. Wants to pay more to teachers and aids for elderly.
Was critical of selective "deficit hawks" like @RandPaul . Paul voted for the big tax cut, which undermines his credibility on the deficit.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) February 12, 2018
Schumer offered more detail on immigration in Q & A. Reminded audience of Gang of 8 compromise that included path to citizenship, more border security, novel solutions for tech & ag sectors, work & language requirements, & US loyalty pledge.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) February 12, 2018
Finally, @SenSchumer wasn't overly critical of anyone in government. Said very little about Trump.— Rodger Payne (@RodgerPayne) February 12, 2018
Was perhaps most critical of @EPAScottPruitt "disservice" by weakening regulations, reducing @EPA personnel, & not enforcing laws.
The Department Twitter account posted a photo of the Senators with our new department chair Jasmine Farrier:
The spirit of bi-partisanship is alive and well in the UofL Political Science Department! @ULmCenter @UofLASThinker @SenSchumer @SenateMajLdr #WeAreUofL pic.twitter.com/IgsY4lF75h— UofL Political Science (@UofLDOPS) February 12, 2018
Did I mention that my term as chair ended and I'm on sabbatical through 2018?
Oh, I snapped this shot from my seat prior to the event (sorry it is blurry, but you were warned above):
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