Should Congress regulate lead-based pain in federally assisted housing?

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Bill Summary

This bill would require lead-based paint regulation on all public and federally assisted housing built before 1978 where a child under 6 resides. Sponsor: Sen Richard J. Durbin (Democrat, IL) View full bill text ➔

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Opponents say

•   At the time of research and publication, no official opponent statements were found. This does not necessarily mean that nobody opposes the bill, nor does it mean that statements won’t be made in the future.

Proponents say

•   "For too long, children in federally assisted housing have been disproportionately impacted by toxic lead exposure…Every child in America deserves to live in a safe home, free from the threat of harmful environmental factors. That is why I am proud to introduce the Lead Safe Housing for Kids Act to establish federal regulations to curb exposure and provide families with viable avenues for recourse when faced with lead hazards. Our legislation would protect millions of children and ensure a safer, healthier future for Americans across the nation.Source: Representative Donald McEachin Press Release (Democrat, Virginia, District 1)


•  "Children continue to be at risk from lead poisoning in the very place they call home. We have to do more to address this issue and prevent serious health problems. I am proud to join Senator Scott in this push to update outdated federal housing standards and put additional prevention measures in place. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our children." Source: Senator Richard J. Durbin Press Release (Democrat, Illinois)