• 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 January 29, 2016

Stories from the week of January 29, 2016

“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill

I heard back from 12-14 offices on my Swiss Program handout to deal with heroin abuse. Two typical response notes from staffers.

Hi Howard,

Thanks for your email. I’m looping in our drug caucus staff, who handle this issue.



Megan Thompson

Legislative Assistant

Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein

331 Hart Senate Office Building

Thanks Howard,

I passed your information to a couple people I know that are moving forward with a couple of the things that I mentioned yesterday. They were very excited to talk with you, I am sure that they will be reaching out soon.

Enjoy your weekend.

PSC ( Senator Perdue (R-GA) office)

Good News/Bad News: Senator Grassley, chair of the Judiciary Committee, held a large hearing on the issue of heroin/prescription Opioid abuse. I sat in for the three hours shaking my head a lot. Finally Senator Tillis asked the last question of the hearing to the last witness on the last panel the appropriate question; ‘Where do you find the best practice for handling the problem.’ The woman responded about various programs as being the most effective.   No one asked where in the world might it be going better. Pitiful.

The summary of the effective Swiss program has been given to all 535 Members. We will now see, if a Member acts on it.

This week’s stats:

2135 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  25 this week

1 hearing this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

114 personal chats with a Member of Congress..  0 this week

160 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     0 this week – besides two running for Congress, xcl chat with Speaker of Utah House, Gregg Hughes

92 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..   0 this week.

23 major conferences attended –  (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)  this week

60 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this week

39 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 00 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

*   2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

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