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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 7, 2023

Stories from the week of April 7, 2023


We Need a Win – Booker and Compromise:

I had an extra long (50 minutes) and fruitful discussion with the Senator’s CJ aide.  Though it was my first time with the new guy, I had had four xcl chats with his predecessor.  The new guy is much like my old contact.

In summary, I asked that his boss become willing to accept 70-80% of what he wants (for COP it is principally to deschedule MJ, thus making it a States Rights issue).  Much back and forth.  On the banking bill (SAFE) – Most Senators, including Booker and Schumer are aware that people are dying in armed robberies of MJ stores.

Last, like all Democratic offices, I asked that the Senator openly declare that the War on Drugs/War on People of Color should end and introduce legislation to move that concept (Decrim all drugs for personal amounts, like Oregon did two years ago).

As the Dems were unwilling to compromise the last two years, no laws were changed.

Such decisions/changes will reveal themselves in the coming months.

The Congress is in Recess for two weeks.

Weekly Activities:

3978 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 7 this week…


COP stats since inception: August 2009

359 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week….

109 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week.

439 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   0 this week

96 Radio Interviews:  0 this week;

215 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week –


33 major conferences attended – CPAC 2023, (3 UN drug conferences in Vienna, Austria),  LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

in the past – Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, OAN, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

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