"Home Builders Lobby Weakens Drywall Legislation"

"Last week, federal lawmakers trumpeted the passage of the Drywall Safety Act of 2012 as a bipartisan victory for thousands of homeowners harmed by contaminated drywall."

"'This is a bill about protecting American families — their health and financial well-being,' said Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., the measure's primary sponsor in the House. 'It is up to Congress to ensure that preventative standards are in place so no American family is faced with the hardship and heartache from contaminated drywall ever again.'

But the bill doesn't actually set preventative standards. Instead, it asks an industry association committee comprised mostly of drywall manufacturers and builders to develop voluntary limits on sulfur content in drywall for the government to enforce."

Joaquin Sapien reports for ProPublica January 8, 2013.

Source: ProPublica, 01/09/2013