Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
Open markets for international trade and investment are essential for supporting U.S. economic growth and jobs. Business Roundtable supports policies that promote U.S. trade and investment, and create a level playing field for U.S. companies competing in global markets.
Recent Activities in International Engagement
“By enacting this important trade expansion legislation, Congress and the President took a major step toward creating more high-wage jobs for U.S. workers and greater opportunity for middle-class families,” said Business Roundtable Chairman Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc.
“By reauthorizing the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, the House of Representatives has made an important investment in workers’ skills and training,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee.
We are pleased members of the Senate today reauthorized the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, and urge the House to quickly pass the legislation. TAA is a useful program as a way to assure our workers that their skills and success are also a priority.
The Senate has voted to help complete strong trade agreements that open new markets for U.S. businesses, farmers and workers to compete in the global marketplace, support well-paying American jobs and deliver much-needed economic growth,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee. “We urge the President to sign this legislation and for the Senate and House to pass Trade Adjustment Assistance legislation as soon as possible.
Today’s vote sets the stage for final passage of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority legislation. This bill will help ensure U.S. negotiators bring back the strongest possible trade agreements for American business and workers.