• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of December 1, 2023


 Howard awarded a Purple Heart:    The Congressman from Texas and I had a long, six-minute chat.  The first 3 minutes were about drug policy-yeah..the last 3 were a speech about all the ills in the USA, how close to destruction we are, etc…this is when I began to bite my lip, so when he said at the end that only Trump can fix it, only by drawing blood was I able not to respond to his tirade. I stayed on topic…. I hope I don’t earn another one!

The boy can make an entrance:  I entered another Texas, Republican office looking to learn the name of the Health Policy Advisor.  In the reception was the CMan Luttrell flanked by 4 assistants.  The room stopped.  After a few seconds Luttrell said, “You must be an important person!”  Not missing a beat, I strode over, shook his hand and we had an excellent 7-minute chat about mostly drug policy.  He did ask about the Long Rider buckle…that extended our chat by 2 minutes.

No.  I did not say, “Yes, I am an important person!”  LOL

Note:  this X Navy Seal who earned the Navy Cross & Purple Heart is leading the fight in Congress to utilize hallucinogens for our vets suffering from mental health issues. I told him I will be his foot soldier on this, when a bill is introduced.  At the moment he and others are arguing with the Veterans Admin.  His paragraph of having the VA do the research was included in the Defense budget for this year and is now law.

Solid week: 12 meetings,  six Members

This Week:

5064 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 12  this week


381 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 06 this week: Nehls (R-TX), Mooney (R-WV)

Quigley (D-IL), Luttrell (R-TX), Griffth (R-VA),  Hank Johnson (D-GA…my fourth good chat),


Meetings: 01 Grover Norquist


COP stats since inception: August 2009

451 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,  0 this week…

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

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


98 Radio Interviews:  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

Media:  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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