Hampton Roads congressmen want assistance for those affected by Chinese drywall

FILE - In this May 22, 2009 file photo, Michael Hilton uses a forklift to move sheets of Chinese-made drywall onto a flat bed truck at Venture Supply, Inc. in Norfolk, Va. in preparation for disposal in a Suffolk, Va. landfill. More than a year after suing the Cabinet agency that oversees China’s biggest state-owned companies, lawyers for people who say their homes were ruined by Chinese drywall are still trying to get the lawsuit served. Arguments are scheduled in December 2015 about whether other defendants are shielded as Chinese government agencies. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) – Four representatives from Hampton Roads have asked the IRS to assist families affect by contaminated Chinese drywall on Tuesday.

Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott, Rob Wittman and Randy Forbes all took part in the joint leader sent to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Contaminated drywall has impacted more than 3,700 homes in America. in 2013, President Obama signed into law the Drywall Safety Act. Rigell introduced legislation to set chemical standards for domestic and imported drywall and establish remediation guidelines for disposal of all drywall.

The bill also expressed a sense of Congress that China must be held accountable for the damage this product has already caused across America.

You can read the full letter here.


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