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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

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.

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Overly complex and costly federal regulations are holding America’s economy back, throttling business investment and slowing job growth. In fact, more than half of Business Roundtable CEOs say that pending regulations will negatively affect their hiring and capital spending in the short term. In the long term, almost two-thirds believe they will be negatively affected.

Business Roundtable supports legislative and administrative actions that would make the federal regulatory process more transparent and open to public engagement, improve the quality of information used in the rulemaking process, require more objective cost-benefit analysis, extend that requirement to so-called independent agencies, and modernize the federal permitting process.

Making the federal regulatory system more efficient and effective will reduce the economic burden of regulation while protecting health, safety and environmental quality.

Recent Activities in Smart Regulation

June 11, 2012
Testimony

First, in our view, there should be little doubt “that certain kinds of regulations can have adverse effects on job creation,” and we agree that “job creation is an important consideration in regulatory review.”

June 5, 2012
Letter

BRT members have identified the costs and uncertainty associated with increasing federal regulation as a key barrier standing in the way of greater jobs creation.

May 10, 2012
News Release

Business Roundtable (BRT) President John Engler told an American Bar Association (ABA) gathering today that America's CEOs are increasingly concerned about the cumulative effects of federal regulations that discourage business investment, slow job creation and harm economic growth. Pragmatic reforms that BRT has offered to the Obama Administration and Congress would bring balance and efficiency to the regulatory process to meet regulatory goals without unduly burdening business.

May 10, 2012
Media Resource

This afternoon, I want to highlight the private sector's views on federal regulation by sharing the perspectives of the more than CEOs who comprise the Business Roundtable….and it’s no surprise, their companies are highly regulated.

May 10, 2012
Testimony

This afternoon, I want to highlight the private sector's views on federal regulation by sharing the perspectives of the more than CEOs who comprise the Business Roundtable….and it’s no surprise, their companies are highly regulated.

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Committee Spotlight

A smarter regulatory system and a modernized federal permitting process will help drive increased business investment, economic growth and job creation.

Growth Agenda

A Growth Plan for the U.S.

Business leaders are committed to working with government to foster a healthy business climate that creates opportunity for everyone in the U.S. We have identified attainable targets that will produce real, sustainable growth for our country.

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