Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Five unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist MORE (D-La.) asked U.S. ambassador Max BaucusMax BaucusGOP hasn’t reached out to centrist Dem senators Five reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination MORE to pressure Chinese drywall manufacturers that are refusing to take responsibility for defective products.
Landrieu, who faces a tough reelection, led a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Baucus to ensure the companies are held accountable.
During the housing boom and after Hurricane Katrina, homebuilders used Chinese drywall.
Many of the homeowners have reported sulfur smells and corrosion and have filed lawsuits against the companies responsible. The courts determined two Chinese manufacturers were responsible for most of the problems, but one of the companies has not settled with complainants.
“While this case is critical to thousands of homeowners who are still waiting for a fair and just settlement, its overall implications are much broader,” the letter stated. “Put simply, it raises the question of whether the Chinese Government and Chinese companies will ever honor their legal and moral obligations under commercial contracts.”
Sens. Bill NelsonBill NelsonPath to 60 narrows for Trump pick The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Overnight Tech: Senate votes to eliminate Obama internet privacy rules | FCC chief wants to stay out of 'political debate' on fake news | Wikileaks reveals new CIA docs MORE (D-Fla.), Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE (R-Fla.), David VitterDavid VitterFormer GOP rep joins K Street lobbying firm Capitol Counsel Lobbying World Mercury brings on former Sen. Vitter, two others MORE (R-La.) and Mark WarnerMark WarnerTop Senate Intel Dem: Nunes's meeting on WH grounds 'more than suspicious' Sunday shows preview: Aftermath of failed healthcare bill Devin Nunes has jeopardized the oversight role of Congress MORE (D-Va.) also signed the letter.