Contaminated Drywall: Current Health, Housing and Product Safety Issues Facing Homeowners

December 6, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Consumer Protection 1WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance announced today a hearing to examine the current health, housing and product safety issues contaminated drywall poses for homeowners.  Specifically, the hearing will review the Federal and local responses to the contaminated drywall problem and ongoing homeowner concerns since the Subcommittee’s initial drywall hearing in May 2009.

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Neal S. Cohen

    Small Business Ombudsman
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Cohen Testimony (186.60 KB)
  • Dr. Christopher Portier

    Director, National Center for Environmental Health
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mr. Bill Shelton

    Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Ms. Brenda Brincku

    of Alva, Florida
    Brincku Testimony (119.11 KB)