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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.

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America’s business leaders have long called for a smarter, more effective approach to financial regulation that focuses on limiting systemic economic risk while continuing to enable U.S. businesses to innovate and grow.

The nation’s tax system is in urgent need of reform to boost economic growth, global competitiveness for American companies, and bring about meaningful improvements in the incomes of American families through higher wages and more and better paying American jobs.

Business Roundtable supports a light-touch regulatory framework for broadband Internet access (“broadband”) service, as the FCC revisits its 2015 order to classify broadband service.

H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, is a thoughtful approach for encouraging companies to hire recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Now is the time to shift from listening to action. We urge you to undertake this effort with the highest priority and move forward with pro-growth legislation that will put America on a path of accelerated economic growth with higher wages and greater employment opportunities for all Americans.

BRT surveyed 177 member companies on workforce talent, including the extent to which they can hire employees with specific skills for key occupations.

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index — a composite of CEO plans for capital spending and hiring and projections for sales over the next six months — reached its highest level in three years, since the second quarter of 2014 (95.4). The Index stood at 93.9 in the second quarter of 2017, up from 93.3 in the first quarter. For the second quarter in a row, the Index stands well above its historical average of 80.0.

The regulations effectively increase tax burdens, impede economic growth, and saddle American businesses with onerous fines, complicated forms, and frustration.

On behalf of Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our support for your Administration’s efforts to modernize and strengthen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as to share our priorities for the negotiations.

We believe that the MGT Act promotes sound policies that advance public and private sector priorities. By investing in innovative technologies and strengthening federal cybersecurity, the federal government can ensure its delivery of enhanced essential services.

May 16, 2017

A Blueprint for Renewing America's Infrastructure

Business Roundtable commends the Administration for its commitment to creating an investment climate conducive to economic growth and the accelerated creation of high-quality jobs. EPA’s request for comments to inform the deliberations of its Regulatory Reform Task Force is one of a series of important actions by the Administration to implement its regulatory reform agenda.

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