Upcoming Dangerous Goods Training Classes - 2012(All Feature Lithium Batteries)
- February 7-8-9, 2012 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) - Air Initial
- April 10, 2012 (Tuesday) Air Recurrent
- Domestic Cosmetics and Perfume Shippers On-Line Program available 24/7 (Features Special Permit 9275)
Domestic Cosmetics and Perfume Shippers On-Line Program available 24/7 (Features D.O.T. Special Permit 9275)
In-House Training subject to schedule availability.
Check our website for the 2012 Schedule which is now available.
U.S. D.O.T. & Congress
Last month we reported:
Bob Richards, VP of Regulatory Affairs for Labelmaster and a former Deputy Associate Administrator at US DOT/PHMSA has posted a very thorough report on the Senate Hazardous Materials Transportation Improvement Safety Act of 2011. It is a MUST-READ for any U.S. Transportation compliance managers and those involved in emergency response. You can read or download his article at http://blog.labelmaster.com/2011/12/21/the-hazardous-materials-transportation-improvement-safety-act-of-2011/
As of the deadline for this newsletter the House of Representatives has yet to work out its version of a similar bill.
Post ScriptNumber of millionaires in Congress as noted in our December and January issues.
Warren Buffett, the billionaire, has indicated that he is willing to match any contributions to reduce the national debt that members of Congress make. He has even offered to triple any contribution made by Senator Mitch McConnell.
So far we are unaware of any member of Congress making any contribution to reduce the national debt other than Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio. Stivers donates $700 out of each of his
paychecks toward making a dent in the monstrous IOU. You can read more about this issue at http://www.gobankingrates.com/warren-buffett-promises-pay-off-national-debt-republicans-help/
Did you know that you can write a check payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt? In the memo section, notate that it's a Gift to reduce the Debt Held by the Public. Mail your check to:
Attn Dept G
Bureau of the Public Debt
P. O. Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188
Hoping to calm public anger over U/S/Congressional insider trading, the U.S. Senate voted 92-2 to bar members of Congress, their families and staff from insider stock and bond trading. The bill now goes to the Senate floor for debate and possible amendments. Angry Americans will be watching those “amendments” very carefully. The House of Representatives version of a similar bill should be presented later this month.
As reported in our December 2011 Newsletter, on Sunday, November 6th, CBS 60 Minutes did a segment about U.S. Congress and one of the most infamous of lobbyists that ever operated in Washington DC: Jack Abramoff. Insider trading by Members of Congress was revealed, resulting in considerable public backlash.