Congress Sends Chinese Drywall Bill To President's Desk

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 7:14 PM EST) -- Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday passed legislation banning the sale of contaminated drywall imported from China and insisting that the Chinese government force manufacturers to compensate American homeowners who have faced property damage and health problems caused by the tainted product.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 378-37 in favor of the Drywall Safety Act during a holiday session convened to address the fiscal cliff stalemate, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for final approval.

Citing studies showing contaminated drywall imported from China creates a corrosive...
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