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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.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

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.

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.

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.

For a More Competitive Business Environment, Tax Reform and Talent

From our friends at Grand Valley State University in Michigan:

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler said states with the best education and talent will win economically, during his remarks at a Seidman College of Business event.

News Coverage: How the Tax Code Leads to Foreign Acquisitions of U.S. Companies

Business Roundtable on Wednesday released a study that documents an underappreciated consequence of the antiquated, anti-competitive U.S. tax code: It encourages companies based outside the United States to acquire U.S.-headquartered operations.

To Balance the Budget, Enact Policies that Invigorate the Economy

Business Roundtable President John Engler testified this morning at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, "The Better Way: Benefits of a Balanced Budget." After several years of declining federal deficits, the United States is on an unsustainable fiscal path, he testified.

Citing CBO numbers, he warned of:

Report Shows Uncompetitive Tax Code Contributing to Foreign Acquisitions of U.S. Companies

25 Percent Corporate Tax Rate Would Have Kept 1,300 Companies in United States, Study Reveals $179 Billion M&A Deficit Rather Than $590 Billion Gain

Buying &Selling: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and the U.S. Corporate Income Tax

The United States has the highest statutory corporate income tax rate among developed nations and is the only developed country with both a high statutory corporate income tax rate and a worldwide system of taxation. These features of the US corporate income tax have disadvantaged US businesses in the global market for cross-border M&A.

CEO Economic Outlook Survey: Tempered Optimism; Now, Trade and Tax Reform

Business Roundtable today released its CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2015, with BRT Chairman Randall Stephenson of AT&T briefing reporters via a conference call on the results. Shorthand version: The U.S. economy is trending upwards, but we could still do better, especially if Washington got busy enacting Trade Promotion Authority, business tax reform, infrastructure investment and smarter, less burdensome regulation.

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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.