• 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 May 12, 2023

Not Since Vienna:  I had an unusually early, 0930, meeting with the Senate Staffer.  I arrived way too early at the Dirksen building.   Going thru security, I noticed the person behind me, there to testify later, was none other than Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA (National Institute for Drug Abuse); essentially the nation’s top addiction expert employed by the federal govt.


I walked over, introduced myself and thanked her for her remarks in Vienna, Austria in 2016, when she informed the United Nations annual Drug Conference (I was in the audience) that we should never incarcerate people for simple use of any illegal drug.  We had a solid, one – minute chat.


People are going to talk:  Waiting for the elevator, I had a chance to chat, again, with Senator Lujan (D-NM).  An hour later, I ran into him again near his office, as i was in the process of delivering a letter to him/his office, thanking him for his time earlier in the day.  Note: I had met him, when he was a Congressman in the House.



Weekly Activities:

4006 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week…

1 meeting: Grover Norquist and his Right of Center weekly meeting

441 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   02 this week   : Dr Volkow and a woman running for Congress


COP stats since inception: August 2009

360 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

97 Radio Interviews:  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 –


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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