A message from the Chairmen:
Thank you for visiting our Contaminated Drywall Caucus website. Public awareness is just one part of the solution – and that is why we are glad you are here today to learn more about this issue.
Contaminated drywall manufactured in China and imported into the United States for home construction has devastated the lives of thousands of our friends and neighbors across the nation. To address this issue, we created the Congressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus. Our goals are simple – to seek restoration for the victims and to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again.
Toxic substances contained in this problem drywall release harmful gasses into the atmosphere. These gases have been linked to adverse health conditions and have caused physical damage to homes by corroding many standard household systems including copper and brass pipes and fittings, fire alarms, gas service piping, electrical distribution components, and fire suppression systems.
The health and home safety issues posed by this contaminated drywall have made the homes unlivable. As a result, many homeowners have moved into rental homes and are now in the untenable financial position of simultaneously renting while paying a mortgage for a home they cannot live in. To make matters worse, homes contaminated by the drywall are now below market value, inhibiting homeowners from selling their properties. Today, many homeowners are underwater on their mortgages and have faced foreclosure or have had to sell their home at a loss destroying their credit and causing financial ruin.
We stand together as fellow Americans, not as members of political parties, united in the belief that the federal government bears a moral responsibility to seek accountability from the manufacturers and to prevent this situation from worsening or from being repeated in the future.