The Real Deal Miami

Chinese drywall draws politicians

April 06, 2009 02:56PM

Tainted, defective drywall from China will get local and state leaders’ attention this week. Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter and Parkland Mayor Michael Udine held a joint news conference at noon today to discuss the imported wallboard that homeowners in Florida and other states say is damaging their properties and making them sick. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, Democrat of Boca Raton, will tour affected homes in South Florida. He and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, plan a joint news conference on Wednesday.