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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.

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.

Major Regulations of Concern

Last updated August 16, 2016

Recent Activities in Smart Regulation

March 11, 2014
Media Resource

Today, Business Roundtable submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce hearing on smart regulation, titled “A More Efficient And Effective Government: Improving the Regulatory Framework.”

March 11, 2014
Testimony

Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers who lead companies that operate in every sector of the U.S. economy, appreciates the opportunity to submit this statement for consideration by the Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce. Our statement makes the case for a smarter regulatory system and a streamlined federal permitting process.

March 10, 2014
Letter

On behalf of the more than 200 CEO members of Business Roundtable, who lead companies that operate in every sector of the U.S. economy, we applaud the Subcommittee for holding an important hearing on smart regulation titled, “A More Efficient And Effective Government: Improving the Regulatory Framework.”

February 26, 2014
Media Resource

As part of a 2014 growth agenda that includes expanding trade, restoring fiscal stability and reforming America’s tax and immigration systems, Business Roundtable member companies believe passage of the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act of 2014 (H.R. 2804) – the ALERRT Act – would help create a regulatory environment that is more conducive to increased economic growth and job creation.

December 13, 2013
Media Resource

Business Roundtable strongly supports the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) reauthorization, which includes provisions to expedite federal permitting for water resources projects.

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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.

CEO Economic Outlook

Q4 2016 Survey

The CEO Economic Outlook Survey provides a forward-looking view of the economy by Business Roundtable member CEOs. The index is a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months.

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