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Thousands of Floridians are victims of the harmful effects of Chinese drywall and a Florida congressional delegation is working to hold Chinese companies "responsible" and "accountable," the Florida Daily reports. Members of the delegation met with homeowners with "defective Chinese drywall" in their homes in an attempt to accelerate the decades-long battle with "negligent" Chinese companies.

“Since 2006, thousands of American citizens have been seeking relief from defective Chinese drywall, which has not only affected their homes and personal property, but it has also impacted their day to day lives. It’s time to put an end to this inexcusable injustice. These Chinese manufacturers, agents of the regime, have circumvented our justice system for far too long, and they must be brought to justice,” said U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

"For most families, their home is not only their biggest investment and most valuable asset but also where their dearest memories are made. To watch it corrode because of defective drywall is heartbreaking. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the drywall also has adversely affected the health of otherwise healthy people,” said U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson. "The Chinese drywall has ruined homes all across the nation, but most prevalently in Florida."

Recently, a decades-old case involving Chinese drywallers in Norfolk, Va., returned to federal court. The Norfolk suit involves Chinese companies Taishan Gypsum and Beijing New Building Materials Public Limited, alleged Chinese-made drywall in a Norfolk condo complex harbored hydrogen sulfide, destroyed electrical wiring, fried appliances, corroded personal items, and sickened residents.

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