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Senate drywall resolution introduced

November 05, 2009 07:24PM

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson spearheaded a bipartisan group of senators from states affected by noxious Chinese made drywall seeking relief for homeowners. Sens. Nelson and George LeMieux from Florida; Mary Landrieu and David Vitter of Louisiana; and Mark Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia introduced the resolution, which carries no penalties but encourages lenders to delay or suspend mortgage payments — without penalty — for families with contaminated drywall. Nationally, there are over 1,300 homeowners in 26 states who are dealing with health issues caused by the use of contaminated drywall [Miami Herald]