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.
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
Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies, today strongly urged the Obama Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon their efforts to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act in order to give Congress the time it needs to develop an appropriate legislative solution that will address the risk of climate change while preserving U.S. economic growth and international competitiveness.
Business Roundtable strongly urges the President to reconsider his draft executive order on political donation disclosure. This order is yet another example of regulatory over-reach and redundancy that will add unnecessary cost and paperwork to business operations at the expense of workers and our economy.
Addressing the multitude of new and existing regulatory requirements burdening America’s job creating businesses is one of Business Roundtable’s most important objectives.
America is experiencing a dramatic increase in government regulation, with the most significant growth in the environmental, health, and safety areas.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning a new periodic retrospective review of our existing significant regulations, to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed, so as to make the Agency’s regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving the regulatory objectives.