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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.

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About BRT

Business Roundtable supports tax and budget policies that promote U.S. business investment, competitiveness and job creation. Specifically, the Committee focuses on pro-growth reform of domestic and U.S. international tax rules and advocates for slowing the growth of federal spending to stabilize federal debt and achieve long-term fiscal sustainability.

Letter on ACA's 40 Percent Excise Tax on Health Care Benefits

The broad application of the 40 percent excise tax means that, over time, the health benefit plans of all major U.S. employers will be subject to the tax. The impact of the eventual tax liability resulting from this provision is staggering and will distort the employer-sponsored health care marketplace, leading to dramatic changes in the benefits offered to employees.

Statement on U.S. Senate Hearing on Global Tax Competitiveness Hearing

Today's hearing provides additional evidence that the U.S. economy is hamstrung by an environment where U.S. businesses are disadvantaged by an out of date an uncompetitive tax code.

Statement on Senate Finance Committee Markup on Bipartisan Tax Extender Legislation

We applaud the Senate Finance Committee for acting to extend expired tax provisions that are critical to supporting American jobs and the broader economy. While the Committee is taking an important step toward increasing certainty for U.S. businesses looking to invest and grow, families and businesses ultimately need a tax system that is permanent.

Trade Compromise Points Way to Action on Economic Growth

This bipartisan approach can serve as an effective model for even more legislative successes in the future.

Business Associations Support Immediate Action on Extenders

The expired provisions are vitally important to creating and maintaining jobs, generating investment, advancing U.S. competitiveness and spurring economic growth. Failure to extend these provisions is a tax increase that will inject further instability and uncertainty into the economy and weaken confidence in the employment marketplace.

Business Roundtable Statement on Senate Finance Committee Tax Working Group Reports

“As strong advocates for congressional action on tax reform, we appreciate the Committee’s hard work on these reports and lawmakers’ efforts to gain a better understanding of these complex issues. We are optimistic that this effort can lead to bipartisan agreement in Congress to finally modernize our nation’s tax code. Modernizing our tax code is crucial if the American economy is to achieve stronger economic growth and an even higher level of competitiveness in today’s global economy."

Business Roundtable Statement on House Subcommittee Hearing on Repatriation and Highway Trust Fund

Business Roundtable supports funding the Highway Trust Fund and believes that a comprehensive modernization of the business tax system through tax reform has the potential to help provide solutions to address America’s infrastructure needs and help grow the economy.

Letter to the House on Voting for TPA-2015 as Passed by the Senate

Business Roundtable Members urge members of the House to vote for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) as passed by the Senate

CEO Economic Outlook Survey: Scaling Back Expectations

Business Roundtable released its Q2 CEOs Economic Outlook Survey today, revealing lowered expectations for sales, capital spending and employment for the rest of 2015. The CEOs also lowered their estimates for GDP for the year, down to 2.5 percent from the previous quarter's projection.

BRT Submission to Tax Reform Working Groups, Senate Finance Committee

Business Roundtable supports comprehensive tax reform for both individuals and businesses and strongly urges Congress to undertake business tax reform this year.

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Committee Priorities

Tax reform for all businesses is fundamental to strengthening the U.S. economy and ensuring that American workers and American companies can successfully compete around the globe. A modernized U.S. tax system with competitive tax rates and competitive international tax rules would promote growth through greater investment, higher wages and more jobs in the United States. 

 

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Tax reform for all businesses is fundamental to strengthening the U.S. economy and ensuring that American workers and American companies can successfully compete around the globe. A modernized U.S. tax system with competitive tax rates and competitive international tax rules would promote growth through greater investment, higher wages and more jobs in the United States.

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Achieving Sound Fiscal Policy

Business Roundtable supports sound fiscal policy by urging Congress to pass annual budgets on time; appropriate funds early enough in the legislative session to avoid disrupting government operations; follow an orderly process to allow for required borrowing; and strengthen entitlements for the long haul.