Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

H.R. 4212 Protects Homeowners and Their Families from Dangerous Chinese Drywall

Jan 1, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 4212, Drywall Safety Act of 2012.

“The passage of the Drywall Safety Act is another step to ensure that homeowners and their families will be protected from the hazardous effects of tainted Chinese drywall. By preventing these materials from even entering the U.S. market, consumers will no longer have to worry about the potential health risks of the corrosive gases emitted by the tainted drywall.

“Thousands of homeowners, many of whom reside in South Florida, have purchased homes that were constructed using this dangerous material, and inadvertently exposed their families to numerous health concerns. With the advancement of this legislation, homeowners and their families will be protected from the harmful environments that Chinese drywall creates.”

The Chinese Drywall Caucus, a group that Diaz-Balart created along with former Congressman Robert Wexler, has worked over the years to bring the necessary attention to this important matter and to prevent the importation of tainted drywall.