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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

July 10, 2013

On behalf of the CEO members of Business Roundtable, who lead major U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees, I write to express strong support for the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Devel

June 12, 2013

Business Roundtable urges support for H.R. 1256, the "Swaps Jurisdiction Certainty Act," which the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up today.

May 28, 2013
News Release

Business Roundtable today commended the introduction of the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013 by Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Angus King (I-ME), Mike Johanns (R-NE) and John Cornyn (R-TX), and the introduction of companion legislation in the House of Representatives by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Colin Peterson (D-MN), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), William Owens (D-NY), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Howard Coble (R-NC).

January 31, 2013

BRT's 2013 CEO Growth Agenda outlines a two-pronged approach for rebuilding confidence, reducing uncertainty, and unlocking business investment and job creation through the adoption of sound public policies.

December 11, 2012

We write to express our belief that the United States will suffer significant negative economic, employment, and social consequences for going over the fiscal cliff.


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.