john boehner

Home builders lobby weakens drywall legislation

January 8, 2013 - Federal lawmakers trumpeted last week's passage of the Drywall Safety Act of 2012. But thanks to the efforts of U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on behalf of the industry lobby, the bill doesn't actually set enforceable standards to prevent contaminated drywall from ending up in people's homes.

Watering down the STOCK Act

February 10, 2012 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would not allow his colleagues to vote on a stronger version of a law banning insider trading by members of Congress, instead offering a substitute that stripped out disclosure provisions objectionable to some of his biggest campaign donors.