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working with our cable affiliates as we explore america. senate minority leader chuck schumer spoke at the university of louisville's mcconnell center, about his career and his relationship with the senator mitch mcconnell. this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. i want to express my gratitude to you for your service. view, a done, in my
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seamless job of plugging the gap . -- when this program started in the early 1990's, i had no idea it could develop into what it had become. i hope you'll join me in thanking him for the good job. [applause] we've had a lot of interesting speakers over the years. there might be none more interesting than our guests -- this morning. -- you brooklyn.mer is from
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always associate a smell of triple x roche sprayed with love. it was his hard work day in and day out that took this kid from brooklyn to the united states and it. it is also why last year time magazine named him one of the most influential people. he was elected to the new york state assembly at the age of 23. in his memoir, chuck remembered his parents actually did not want him to run. basically life of a corporate
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lawyer was to be 6 -- respectable and comfortable. but chuck, my life would have been a lot easier if you had listened to your parents. since that first electoral victory, yes cap the perfect batting average of never losing a single election. he has served in both the house and senate. a lot of people talk about working hard, but chuck has taken it to a whole new level. there is nobody that works harder than this guy. been schumer's
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ace in the hole. the the senate convened for 115th congress, he became the first new yorker to serve as senate democrats leader. he lives in brooklyn with his and no matter how much time he spends in washington, he never lets anybody forget where he's from. and leadership roles, i get to work close with him every single day. we negotiate the legislative schedule, nominations and other important policy matters before the senate. as majority in minority leaders, we are like the offenses and defensive coordinators.
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i've had both roles. as coach for tree no can tell --, -- coach for tree no coach petrino can tell you offensive coordinator is better. washington can-- i often think they teach them in journalism school that conflict is the news. but the senate is collegial place, we don't dislike each other, we can work together, and we have a long history of robust debates over the history of this country. i have to remind students from time to time anything you may have heard us say about each
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other pales in comparison to what adams and jefferson said about each other. we have yet a single incident where a congressman from south carolina came over and almost beat to death a senator from massachusetts with a cane. so, robust debate is not unusual, been going on in this country for a very long time, but at every critical moment in this country, we've come together to do what needed to be done, to move the ball down the field. now, a lot of people probably look at chuck and me and conclude something very different, but, in fact, it's a great tradition of senate leaders working together. in 1990, george mitchell and bob dole worked together to pass with the americans with disabilities act. trent lott and tom daschle wrote a book together after they left the senate in the early 2000's. one of the most visible ways that chuck and i are seen together is every day when the senate floor opens for business. after the prayer and the pledge of allegiance, each of us has the opportunity to offer opening remarks detailing our views of the bits of the day.
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>> traditionally, i speak first followed by the democratic leader. now that we have this show on the road, i'm the warm-up act and i am thrilled to have my good friend, the democratic leader of the senate here this morning. join me in welcoming chuck schumer. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. [applause] it's so great to be here with you. what a wonderful room and thank you, mitch, for that kind and generous introduction. we really do get along, despite what you read in the press.
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now, as mitch will tell you, i all the like to start off with a little story, a little joke. my colleagues sometimes say no one laughs harder at my jokes than i do. but so this is a story it's actually dedicated to my parents. i am blessed, my dad is 94, my mom is 89, praise god, and my dad as mitch mentioned struggled his whole life. he had this little exterminating business, it wasn't very successful, but when at age 70 he retired, my brother, who is a corporate lawyer and the financially successful schumer bought them a little house in florida. so, every winter they'd drive their car down to florida had a great time. my dad never played golf before, they took up golf and see their
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friends down there and had a good time. as they got older, things changed a little bit. my dad couldn't golf anymore and many of their friends passed on so they needed something to do. so florida atlantic university offers any senior citizen is allowed to take a course for free. so, my parent enrolled in the course called humor. now, what was that? every thursday at 4:00 p.m. they'd roll up to florida atlantic university, go to the course called humor and what was it? some erstwhile comedian who never made it in the catskills told jokes and my dad said college was easy i should have gone and they called each week with their favorite jokes and this is one of them. mrs. walters is brought before the judge and the judge rolls his eyes. mrs. walters, you're back. yes, your honor, i'm back. what did you steal this time,
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mrs. walters? your honor, i stole a can of peaches from a supermarket down the road. the judge is exasperated. he said, look, i know you're a kleptomaniac. i know it's an illness and i know you can't help yourself and you can easily afford a can of peaches. this is march you've been arrested for shoplifting 17 times already and i have no choice, but to sentence you to some time in jail. now, how many peaches were in the can, mrs. walters? your honor, there were four peaches in the can. and i have no choice i'm going to sentence you to four nights in jail, one for each peach. he's about to bang the gavel and pronounce center when a gentlemen in the courtroom gets up agitated, your honor, may it please the court, i'm her husband. she also stole a can of peas. [laughter] so when you students all get old
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enough to retire and move to florida, you can enroll in-- at florida atlantic university and call your children and regail them with jokes. anyway, it's great to be here and i want to recognize at the beginning this incredible group of young scholars. you are going to have a positive and lasting impact on your state, on your country. give yourselves a round of applause. you are our future.
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[applause] the scholars are so good i recruit them. one of the wonderful mcconnell scholars, jack, will be an intern in my d.c. office this summer. --
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my d.c. office this summer. [applause] credit also goes, of course, to the great director of the mcconnell center, gary gregg, who's done an outstanding job at the helm for almost two decades. and finally, i'd like to thank my friend and he truly is, my friend mitch mcconnell, for this gracious invitation. i really respect and appreciate what mitch and his wife elaine have accomplished here at the mcconnell center. nurturing the next generation of bright kentucky leaders. in new york, particularly in upstate new york, i've worked hard to support our network of worldclass public universities and tried to attract companies that would keep the young students in new york once they graduated. that is indeed just what the mcconnell center does, among other things, for kentucky and you should be very, very proud. now, much of the coverage about mitch mcconnell and me, as he mentioned, focuses on the differences between us and the two states we represent, but the truth is, there are plenty of things that link mitch's hometown of louisville with my hometown of brooklyn. take basketball, for instance, i know mitch is a huge fan of his alma mater. every monday i'd come back and say how is louisville doing? where are they in the rankings? i don't ask him this year as much. [laughter] >> but i didn't want to miss
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this opportunity, that two of the three louisville basketball teams ever to win the national championship were led by new yorkers. in 1980, it was the mcrae brothers, rodney and scooter from mt. vernon in westchester county. in 2013, kevin ware and smith from the bronx in brooklyn and this year, jordan wora is from the great city of buffalo. so, you never know. here is another thing you might not realize we have in common. bourbon. it turns out that brooklyn, where i was born, raised and still proudly live, produces some of the best bourbon in the world. i know that's a contentious thing to say in these parts, but i think it's true. now, this particular bourbon -- will james, is disspilled right around the apartment-- around the corner from the apartment where i've lived, my wife iris and i have lived more than 30 years. it's filtered through the same limestone that was used to build some of new york's iconic structures, from the brooklyn bridge, to the statue of liberty, and as a thank you for his invitation, i'd like to give this bottle. [applause]
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>> now, mitch and i don't agree on a lot of things, as you just heard, i'm sure he'll never agree that new york bourbon even counts as bourbon, but when we need to come together to solve our country's problems and most pressing issues, we can and do successfully work together. as the longest serving leader of the senate republican caucus, he understands the pressure that every leader faces, including me. i'm new at the job. we try our best to understand each other, to never ask things that are impossible of the other, to be honest and respectful, to work in good faith and try to meet the middle wherever possible. now, that's how we get things done in the senate. sometimes it doesn't happen. it's no secret i didn't agree with the way health care and tax legislation were considered in the senate, for example. but, sometimes it does happen. late last week, for instance, in
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the early hours of friday morning, the senate passed a two-year budget deal that provides significant investments in our military and in our middle class, including funding to fight opioid epidemic, and relieve the student loan burden so many young people carry with them. it's a significant achievement, a genuine, bipartisan breakthrough and shows in very divisive political climates, the senate can be the place where the business of the nation gets done. last april, mitch and i cut our first budget deal and then sanctions against president putin for his interference in our 2016 election and now we have this two-year budget agreement which hopefully will lead the way, mitch is an appropriator.
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they never let me on the appropriations committee -- that we can do appropriation bills throughout this year and the next where genuine bipartisanship happens every, every day. we have proven the senate can function when both parties work in a bipartisan way and endeavor to forego compromises. this week, the senate will have an opportunity to build on that progress. the senate is poised to take up one of the very most contentious of issues, immigration. leader mcconnell, to his credit, has promised an open process that's fair to both sides. democrats and republicans are laboring to find a bill to protect the dreamers and provide border security and garner 60 votes. it won't be easy, but we are all going to try because of the gravity of issues at stake and this week will be a test of the senate through the stormy
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waters. i believe it can. we've shown that the senate can lead before and it must do so again. the house is fractured. the president is the president. and the senate, is the senate that has the potential to act as a beacon of stable leadership and process in a political culture plagued by gridlock, indecision and we have a special obligation to this country. the senate, where each individual senator is empowered with the rights of the minority are not only respected but cherished by the rules made bipartisanship, not just by goal, it's practically a necessity. in the sene, you all know what president washington called it. a cooling saucer for the hot tea of politics which can lead the senate through difficult times.
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if there was ever a time when our politics needed a cooling saucer, it is now. that is what our history teaches us. we begin this week on immigration, but i'm sure it won't be the last issue on which the leadership in the senate is required. i am hopeful that the same spirit that led mitch and i to a budget deal, that spirit of bipartisanship and compromise, putting country before party will lead us through immigration and the many challenges to come. as you know, abe lincoln said the best thing for politicians to do is tell stories and i like to do that. when you're around as long as i've been, you've got a whole lot of them. i thought i'd conclude by telling you young folks how got i got into politics. it is the question i get most asked when i go to campus. mitch came out with a book that documents his journey into politics so it's only fair. unlike many of you and unlike mitch, as a high school senior i had no idea that politics would
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end up being my life. i went to a working-class high school in brooklyn, james madison high school. my father was an exterminator, didn't go to college but from that working-class high school in 1967 i got into harvard. that didn't happen very often. i got into two reasons. i was a decent, not great basketball player. in madison, our team's motto at madison was we may be small but we are slow. but second, i had to get a job when i was 14 to help my family. and it was a madison high school teacher advertising for somebody to run something called a mimeo machine. how many of you young people have ever heard of it? neither
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had my daughters but there was a day before xerox machines when you would take a stencil and put it on a clunky machine with rollers. i got the job. what was the new business at madison high school teacher? he had this brilliant idea. he was going to prepare students for the sats. what was his name? kaplan. 30 years later and a great american success story, sold the business to the washington post but i went and worked there at nights, weekends, holidays i'd work the machine. the business took off so we got an electric machine and as the machine went around and around , i read the preparatory materials over and over and i took five apps and i got for 800s. so the guidance counselor said
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you should apply to harvard, you're an athlete with 800. i was scared because no one like me went to harvard in those days. it was 80% private school so i went to the one guy from my high school who'd been to harvard and he was a basketball player and i said how am i going to make it at this place? he said try out for the freshman basketball team. they are terrible and you'll make it. he said, those will be your friends that you will hang out with. so it's the fourth day of tryouts and we're wearing these little numbers. coach calls me up, number 27, you are schumer. you went to madison, house coach
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so-and-so? and he looks at me and said you played forward? how tall are you? i said i'm 6" 6', sir. he said, can you dribble? i said that's not my strong suits her. -- sir. he said go home. he didn't watch me touch of all. -- want me to touch the ball. i was distraught, wrote wrote my mom a note saying i should have gone to brooklyn college and i'm coming home monday. that night someone knocks on my door. how would you like to join the harvard young democrats? we are working for a man named eugene mccarthy who is running in the new hampshire primary against lynch and johnson on the basis that the vietnam war was a mistake. i didn't have a political bone
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in my body. my mother was a democrat and i was against the war so i said okay. the next morning i got on a bus , went up to new hampshire with a bunch of kids from the whole boston area and i loved it. it was like sports. you write are only slits, not on the doors, we had a great time. it was so good that i was given a high title in the mccarthy campaign in the nashua, new hampshire office because they had to mimeo machines and i knew how to run them. it was a ramshackle campaign. if you remember your history, mccarthy didn't quite win the primary. he came within three or four points but lyndon johnson, a man who i admire in a rare act of humility saw the handwriting on the wall and said week later i'm not going to run. i said to myself wow. a group of students and other assorted nobodies , a ramshackle campaign and we toppled the most powerful man in the world? what a system we have. this is what i want to dedicate my life to. so for the rest of my days i've been interested in politics and have been an elected official
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since i've been 23 and my dad, he would take sunday nights in his exterminating business and my sister and i , he hated going to work monday morning. to this day, i wake up monday morning and i love going to work. thank you very much for the opportunity to address you. [applause] >> thank you, senator schumer. senator schumer has agreed to take questions. i know from your audience that just turned in cards and mary kay lindsay and hannah washington will take turns asking questions. >> good morning senator, thanks for being here i don't see where . i don't see where you are,
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-- where are you mary kay? >> first question from the audience, there's been talk of a blue wave of democrats winning seats in the midterms. if this is to happen, what are the biggest obstacles democrats must overcome before that time? >> i think that our goal and i have said this publicly i think in 2016 we didn't do enough of this. people will make their own decisions about donald trump. you do know that in off year elections it's often and referendum on the president. right now his popularity levels are low particularly in states and districts where they are contested races. but our mistake i think, we cannot just run against donald trump and it is the job of we democrats to put together a strong, cohesive, economic group of proposals aimed at the middle class and those struggling together.
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there's a lot of discontent in america. people don't have faith in the future. in other words, i read this, even at the height of the great depression, when median income was much lower than in the last 10 years it went down $10 million, people had more hope for the future. that's our job as democrats. we've always been the of economic advancement and we may have lost some side of that so we proposed a whole bunch of proposals, three of which partially got into the budget agreement that mitch and i came to in the senate and the house voted on, trying to reduce the cost of the student loans that so many of you will carry on
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your backs, and franklin roosevelt said in the 30s that every rural home to get electricity, it was a necessity. we democrats believe every rural home should have broadband and we are endeavoring to do that and there's an initial amount of money to start doing that in the country and third, child care. these days, with so many families where both parents work or single-parent families, and hard to work and what you do with the kids? you want good childcare for your children and we've double the amount that went into the bipartisan childcare act asked by lamar alexander and my good friends in the senate, a tennessee republican and patty murray, democrat of washington.
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that's what we have to focus like a laser on. it's very important for the country as well as four seats in the house. >> thank you senator. thank you for your time this morning. this person would like to know, you feel there's a lack of leadership in politics today and would you define what you think a servant leader is? i don't know what a servant leader is, i guess that's in a book somewhere. who wrote the question? what is a servant leader? [ [inaudible] >> well, yes. i think that all too often in our politics today, talk is replaced, it replaces action. that's not a good thing. and to have people who, the people i think, the senate is an interesting place. it's only 100 people and i like
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to tell my colleagues to look into the souls of people, to see who they are. it's very hard in a body that works so closely with so few members to hide who you are. and i think the senators that have toss done, not the people who make the most flamboyant or even fine speeches. so i think that role has always been important. these days, with so much press magnification of the small and trivial things, that ultimate value of being a servant leader is very important and i think we have a good bunch of them in the senate. and if you ask me who every one of my colleagues are, of course. >> thank you. automation is a challenge in the changing economy. as automation increases into the 21st century, we may see fewer jobs. that's a great question. people of all political spectrums struggle with this and it's a very, very difficult issue. it's not certain that efficiency and automation will reduce jobs. some have argued, some economists say it will increase jobs. the classic example is amazon knocks out a lot of small stores but then hires loads of people in their warehouses. but i think it's a real worry, not just of leadership but of
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the average american. how are my kids going to have a good paying job? this is a difficult issue that i haven't heard good answers to that i do think and i don't know how to get there, i've begun thinking about this that certain jobs, i'm going to take a minute on this. in an ideas economy, wealth tends to agglomerate not to any political reason, it's just plain economics so i like to tell my constituents that the two bookends of the 20th century were henry ford and bill gates. each mass-produced a major product that was very, very much needed by the country. cars, computer platforms. each became a multibillionaire because of it, as they should.
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the good thing about our country that when you create a good new idea, you become wealthy and that inspires others to struggle to find new great ideas but here's the difference between order and the gates. ford created, these are just numbers for example, they might not be accurate but ford created 1 million jobs where people for the first time made $10,000 a year. he made something so you need people to make the cars, picks the cars, to service the cars, to transport the cars. bill gates in addition to society was mass-producing a computer platform was equally important, but because it was fundamentally an idea, i know you but those quote windows in there but it was an idea. so he created 10,000 people so to speak, figuratively speaking , who made $1 million a year. how do we deal with that issue? because in an ideas economy, particularly where ideas can be transmitted at no cost because
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of the internet. wealth will continue unabated to agglomerate to the top. it's one of the differences mitch and i had on the tax bill and a part of my skepticism was because of what i'm telling you. one thing we may be exploring, there are certain jobs that will be more and more important in society that add human dignity and grace and health and we should think about how we might transform them so they garner more pay and more respect. one for me would be teacher. but another which people haven't thought of is people who take care of the elderly. we're all going to have more elderly people. we're going to have to work longer in the diminution of our workforce. who's going to take care of these people? maybe it shouldn't be a job where you get paid the lowest possible wage because it had so much. those are hardly complete answers, but it's a place i'm beginning to think about. >> thank you. our next question, how do you feel about the possibility of instituting congressional term
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limits? >> i'm against them. i'm better at this job today than i was five years ago. you wouldn't have term limits for other jobs that demand certain skills. you wouldn't say a surgeon at the top of his game should stop doing surgery or a ballplayer should keep playing as long as they are really good. i'd rather it be by the merits and let the public make the judgments to instill term limits. there are other things i do to make incumbency less successful, if you will, particularly campaign-finance reform, but i don't think term limits are the answer. >> the constitution is not originally foresee the role party ship leadership would play in congress. how have you interpreted your responsibility and adapted your leadership dial to design your role in your party and in the senate?
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>> that you are sort of the same and i think mitch would agree with this. the number one thing a good leader, we have diverse parties. he has a susan collins and ted cruz. we won't say rand paul kentucky. i have bernie sanders and joe mansion. and i think what makes us most successful and helps us represent broadly all of america is to try and create unity in our caucuses. i really endeavor and each of us, it's a very interesting moment. i think it's one of the highlights of being senator. every tuesday we have caucuses. it's within our own party, but they are really open discussions, less frequently than you think, what happens in these discussions leaks out so people are quite candid.
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and i make an effort to tell my caucus that we have to understand each other. we may not agree with each other on every issue, but if we could work together in a unified way and that applies within the democratic party and between the democratic and republican parties, we do a lot better. so the role of party as a unifier in a certain sense, in a divided and fractious country where things are more atomized than ever, can be a unifier, not a separator. i see that as one of the very most important roles i have as party leader, to try to get my entire caucus to work together and this year we had a good deal of success getting there. >> thank you. in light of decreased funding for the epa, how do you plan to protect our air and water quality given catastrophes like
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flint, michigan? >> i agree with you that the idea of removing so many people from the epa doesn't make sense. most americans believe in clean water and clean air, you've seen what happens when we don't have it and just in terms of life expectancy. the fact that our air is cleaner and water is cleaner, life expectancy is higher and that's the most important thing to most people. god's most precious gift to us is life itself, so i think that it's important that these regulations which help enforce clean air and clean water make sense. there are things called externalities. you do something that makes the
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air dirtier and makes the water dirtier, it doesn't hurt you necessarily but it hurts tens of thousands, millions of people and economists have always searched for a way that we can capture externalities and in a broad sense, clean air and clean water are supposed to capture some of those externalities and i think they are good things. we democrats have endeavored in the budget of 2017 which we passed and in this budget of 2018 where we will be debating was called an omnibus, the details of the budget agreement we came to make sure there are severe cuts to the number of employees in epa, obviously and imagine i would disagree with this. i don't think they're doing the country a service by eliminating to many of these regulations. >> thank you. should individuals who enlist in the military be guaranteed a certain path to citizenship? >> the broad issue of immigration reform, one of the moments i was proudest of in the
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senate was when john mccain, great man and we pray for his health and i led the so-called gang of eight, four democrats, four republicans, pretty broad range of views in terms of ideology and we put together a comprehensive immigration reform and that was a very, very fine bill that did most of the things you hear 80% of the people talking about. we want a path to citizenship for our people. we want secure borders. we want to admit some of the people from abroad who come here and study in science, we want to let them they here because they can create new jobs. we need to have agriculture workers because we don't have enough of them, native people were from america originally within that bill. and it was a very good bill. and in that bill, we wouldn't debate. we provided a path to citizenship for the 11 million, not just dreamers we are talking
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about now. some labeled it amnesty. it was not amnesty. here's what you have to do. become a citizen. you had to work, you have to be paid back taxes, pledge loyalty to the united states. you had to pay a fine and admit wrongdoing and then you had to go to the back of the line, so if somebody crossed the border illegally in 2007, or someone else that say mexicans, someone else had waited in the embassy patiently, the 2006 person would get in ahead of the 2007 person. and americans they hear you had to learn to get english to get a green card for the first time. when americans hear that they say i'm for it, 80% of them, but unfortunately some in the media world, i'll say of the hard right, labeled amnesty and that sort of stuff but it is not amnesty at all. president trump has said to me a bunch of times, i don't know if he said to you mitch, but he said i'd like to do comprehensive immigration reform and maybe, maybe who knows.
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if we get past this dreamers issue successfully and are able to help the dreamers, we might be able to go back to that. i'm not at all certain, but if the president would want to lead on that in a bipartisan way we might be able to get something done and that's the best way to deal with the issue you brought up in broad stroke. >> can you elaborate on your plan to reduce the cost of higher education? >> yes, well there's a couple of issues here. one which i mentioned earlier is the student debt burden. and here the federal government is making a profit on the backs of people who get out of college and graduate school because they're paying a higher interest rate on their student loans than the interest rate you get for buying a house, from taking out a mortgage on a house. we democrats believe we ought to lower that rate significantly. i also believe in support for higher education. in upstate new york where we've had a lot of the problems that
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good parts of america have faced, in terms of manufacturing, the number of good paying jobs not there as much as they used to be, our universities both public and private are our key. i believe in strong support of these institutions. i also believe in a program where community colleges would train people for the jobs that are needed. and are much more focused on what we call the skills gap, where there are lots of unfilled jobs and unemployed people but the unemployed people don't have the skills, community colleges seem to be a perfect place to make those happen, but i think our focus on higher education is more needed than ever before. because it is our future in terms of jobs and the question that was asked earlier about how do people find new jobs in this new economy when automation is taking away some of the older jobs?
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thank you, senator. we appreciate you being here so much. this will be our last question for today. how do you respond to senator rand paul's comments that bipartisanship increases spending both foreign and domestic is not the kind of bipartisanship we need? show >> look, i'll be candid here. i think rand paul is a very fine man and i think he is, his beliefs are genuine and sincere and he has a large amount of courage to go forward when no one else will, but his ideas of railing against the deficit on this bipartisan deal after he supported a $1.5 trillion increase in the deficit for tax cuts, 80%of which house by the calculations i've seen are aimed
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at the top 1% ring very hollow. had rand paul voted against that tax bill because it would increase the deficit by such a large amount he would have every right, still has the right but he would have the benefit of the argument when he stood on the floor and railed against this bill which increased the deficit maybe by another $300 billion. you can't, if you're a deficit hawk, you've got to be a deficit hawk all the way through. you can't pick an issue and say i'm a deficit hawk on the military, but not on domestic spending or vice versa. or, i may deficit hawk on government spending but not on taxes. each side has its rationale. those who are for tax cuts say the economy is going to grow and there will not be a deficit. even conservative economists don't buy that. on the liberal side, people say increased funding for education and infrastructure and that will create growth and we will have a deficit. both of those arguments, i believe more one than the other
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obviously, but both of those arguments will undercut any ability to get the deficit down. and to get the deficit down, or -- for both sides to get the deficit down, each side can't say i'm a deficit hawk on this issue, but not that issue. thank you very much, everybody. [applause] >> leader schumer, we can't thank you enough this morning for your insightful and entertaining remarks. at a time when many americans see politics in such a polarized state, it's encouraging to hear that leaders with divergent viewpoints on some issues have a willingness to work together for
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the good of the whole. this was a great message this morning. so as a small token of our appreciation, i'd like to present you with a clock area and it's red of course and as a university of local minerva as a token of our appreciation for your presence here today and for your leadership in this country . >> thank you very much. [applause] story of my life. mitch gets the bourbon, i get the clock. [laughter] [inaudible conversation]
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