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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of February 16, 2024

 What a day!/Why I love going to work:  Thursday ended with a chat with 3 Israeli soldiers who had been fighting in Gaza 2 weeks ago…Fascinating is a poor descriptor.

The day started as I was clearing security at the House Office Bldg…”Why?” The asker was an NBC tech who kept asking questions…10 minutes later we both had to make our respective meetings.

I was drinking a coffee, when I engaged the staffer to my left…We had a most excellent 5-minute chat on the issues..turned out he was a staffer for Minority Leader Jeffries.

I attended a briefing put on by two Members regarding how to help citizens who are suffering from an addiction to Fenty et al.  At the end I strode up to the panel table, waited politely and spoke to CWoman Trahan (D-MA) and the doctor who had lost a son to OD in a Relapse Scenario.  They allowed me 4 minutes to make my pitch.  The doctor was ignorant of the Swiss approach.  I happily supplied the basics..oh what a feeling!

After making 2 presentations, I was on my way out of the building, when CWoman Jayapal was also going to the elevator.  I asked her for an elevator chat and the reply was “sure.”   I am the king of the 30 second chat!!

Next week I will be attending the CPAC and have fun with 10,000 rabid MAGA folks..

Yes, I did pick up the new pony from Chicago and she is now 400 meters away in a pasture…woohoo!


This Week:

2 meetings: Grover Norquist

Congressional briefing

391 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 03 his week:  Trahan (D-MA); Trone (D-MD), Jayapal (D-WA_

5109 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 05 this week


COP stats since inception: August 2009

460 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,

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

99 Radio Interviews:  0 this week

231 interviews and reports in minor media … 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, Stern

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