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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 25, 2019

COP on the Hill
Stories from the week of January 25, 2019

Fun story of the week: Leaving the Cannon building after a good day, I passed Texas Republican John Carter on the steps. We had met before. We said hello and then I asked, “10th Amendment for marijuana this year Congressman?” He responded he wasn’t sure about that. I responded with a well-known refrain in Texas on many Congressional websites, “Let Texas Run Texas.” And that, Ladies and Gentlemen is how u have an effective communication in 20 seconds.

COP will be billed for the overtime: I went to all offices in Cannon this week, gathering info on staff and distributing my summary of the drug war after 1.2 trillion. Entering an R Texas office, I made the usual inquiry of who was the drug war staffer, plus my usual bantering with the 3 female staffers in the reception area. Bill the Chief of Staff came from out of his, shook my hand and then summoned appropriate staffer for my issue. She said sure to a five-minute chat. NOTE: Bill and I know each for about 10 years thru contacts at the Grover Norquist meeting. After 7 minutes Bill popped into the room, declaring I was 2 minutes over the 5 minutes. I responded it was Erin’s fault because she said Houston was a nicer city than my Fort Worth..and I had to defend my hometown. I said bill me for the OT and Bill said he would.

I then had a good chat with just Bill at a whisper, saying the time has come for his boss to vote 10th Amendment, adding, “don’t end up like Pete Sessions.” (20-year Cman Sessions was defeated in November).

NOTE: Minus Carter, I only spoke about the Swiss HAT program to the other 3 Cman. Another 200 Americans died today from a heroin OD and it grinds me to the bone.

This week’s stats:

289 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 04 this week R-TX John Carter, R-LA Mike Johnson, R-MI Jack Bergman and R-KS Steve Watkins
3004 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 18 this week
2 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

359 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. this week
85 Radio Interviews.
154 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
99 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 18 This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}

30 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week -ALEC
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
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