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2015 GDP of 2.8% -- Up Slightly, but Below Economy’s Full Potential; More Optimistic on Sales and Investment Next 6 Months. CEOs say Congressional Action on Trade Would Boost U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness, Economic Growth

On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposed rule that would attempt to use Title II of the 1934 Communications Act to maintain the open Internet that we all enjoy now. Business Roundtable urges you to correct this mistaken approach by introducing and committing to mark-up legislation tailored to the 21st century environment in which the Internet actually operates.

Business Roundtable CEOs, who lead companies operating in every sector of the economy, recognize that moving data across national borders is essential to economic growth, innovation and improving the quality of the life of people around the world.

I am writing to offer our views on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which is scheduled to be marked up before the House Education and Workforce Committee on February 11, 2015.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first passed in 1965 and most recently reauthorized in 2001 under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), is the primary federal legislative funding source for U.S. K-12 public education. It is intended to address discrepancies in funding and academic outcomes between advantaged and disadvantaged students.

Dear Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Scott and Other Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce:

The goal of any effort to rewrite the federal tax code should be a balanced and fiscally responsible plan that allows businesses in the United States to grow, create well-paying jobs and effectively compete in the global marketplace

Coal combustion residual products are currently managed as non-hazardous waste under state regulatory authority. Approximately 45 percent of these products are beneficially used in cement, wallboard, agricultural and other applications.

Ozone is a major component of smog. Ozone is not a pollutant emitted into the air; rather, it is the product of chemical reactions among nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO), and methane (CH4).

In February 2010, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued for public comment Draft National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (draft guidance). The draft guidance explains how federal agencies should analyze the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change when they assess the environmental impacts of proposed actions under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is a new 1,179-mile (875 miles in the U.S.) crude oil pipeline that would begin in Alberta, Canada, and would extend through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, where it would link up with an already completed southern leg for delivery of oil to the Gulf Coast.

BRT has serious concerns about the governance provisions in the Federal Reserve Board’s proposal, which would require GECC’s board of directors to include a minimum of two members who are independent of GE and GECC management and independent of GE’s board of directors.