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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

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
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.

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.

April 24, 2012
News Release

Business Roundtable today urged the Obama Administration and Congress to act swiftly on comprehensive reforms to streamline the federal permitting process, expedite the permitting of major projects and put Americans back to work.

April 24, 2012
News Release

The BRT report, “Permitting Jobs and Business Investment: Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process,” lays out a roadmap to streamline the federal permitting process and unleash the jobs- and growth-creating potential of major, ready-to-build U.S. industrial 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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