Chinese drywall bill clears Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) — After an amendment proposed by the Senate, the Drywall Safety Act has passed and will now to go President Obama.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) on March 19, 2012 and first passed the House on Sept. 19. 

On Dec. 21, 2012, Senate passed the bill with an amendment. The final vote took place Tuesday, where the House agreed to the amendment.

For more on the legislation, click here.

Rigell is the co-chair of the bi-partisan Contaminated Drywall Bill which would create a labeling system so any more contaminated drywall could be traced directly to the manufacturer. It would also set a limit on the amount of sulfur in drywall.

Click here for WAVY's previous coverage about Chinese drywall.

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