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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act June 21, 2016
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Let me give one example. America bought much of the drywall used to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina from Chinese manufacturers. Thousands of homes built with that drywall turned out to be uninhabitable because residents said the drywall made them sick."
Superstorm Sandy Relief And Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act Of 2015 October 21, 2015
David Vitter, R-LA
"The RISE After Disaster Act, which is included in my amendment, passed out of the Small Business Committee with unanimous support, and will provide long-term recovery loans to small businesses through community banks after SBA disaster assistance is no longer available; direct Federal agencies to utilize local contractors for response and recovery efforts, rather than government contractors from Washington, DC, and other areas; address contractor malfeasance, such as the Chinese drywall crisis, by allowing homeowners and businesses to use their SBA disaster loans to remediate their property; provide incentives for innovative firms doing research and development to stay in the disaster-affected area, rather than move elsewhere; and require the SBA to take steps to establish a web portal for disaster assistance, whereby applicants can track the status of applications and approvals, as well as submit required supporting documentation electronically."
American Jobs November 19, 2014
Tim Ryan, D-OH
"We can’t just give a blank check and ignore what needs to be negotiated. Our opportunity here, our job here, I think, is to lift all of these other countries up and not exploit and then have the bad food come back to the United States or the cheap products come back to the United States, whether we are talking about drywall or baby food or whatever the story is from the last couple of years."
Chinese Drywall July 29, 2014
David Vitter, R-LA
"Mr. President, there has been an important development in the effort to bring fairness for the victims of poisonous drywall that was imported from China. Drywall sourced from China was found to emit dangerous chemicals that make people sick and damage metal components of air conditioning and other electronics, among other effects. In Louisiana, the defective drywall came at a particularly troubling time. Just as we were starting to rebuild after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the defective Chinese drywall was imported in large quantities. Many homeowners returned after their houses were rebuilt only to soon find them to be inhabitable yet again. We are still fighting today almost 9 years after the storm to bring justice to the affected families."
Recognizing The Honorees Of The Small Business Administration’S Annual Awards Luncheon June 11, 2014
Michael Michaud, D-ME
"This year’s award recipients include: Alan Spear and Mary Allen Lindeman of Coffee By Design, recipients of the Maine Small Business Persons of the Year Award; Brian and Kimberly Plavnick of G-Force Laser Tag Corp., recipients of the Maine Micro-Enterprise of the Year Award; Cyndi Price of LooHoo LLC, the Home-Based Small Business Champion for Maine and New England; Mitch and Ray DeBlois of DeBlois Electric, Inc., recipients of the Jeffrey Butland Award; Terry Trickey of Bangor Savings Bank, the Financial Services Champion; Peter McVety of McVety’s Hearth and Home, the Maine Veteran Small Business Champion; Amy Bouchard of Isamax Snacks, Inc., the Maine Woman in Business Champion; Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano of Gelato Fiasco, the Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for Maine and New England; and Eric J. Smith of EJ Drywall, the Region 1 Prime Contractor of the Year."

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