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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.

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.

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

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.

Dear Senators Alexander and Murray: We are very pleased that both the House and Senate have expressed a strong desire to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the current version of the Elementary And Secondary Education Act (ESEA), early in this congressional session.

The SEC's announcement has already and will continue to significantly affect board deliberations at companies that intended to seek exclusion of stockholder proposals because the board had planned to submit a company proposal on the same topic.

We are writing to express opposition to using Title II of the 1934 Communications Act as the principal basis for FCC action to maintain an open Internet .

The Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT) is a coalition of major American and European companies and associations with significant equities in the transatlantic economy. BCTT seeks to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through an ambitious, comprehensive and high-standard trade and investment agreement between the United States and the European Union.

Passage of TPA will help ensure that U.S. trade negotiators get the best possible outcomes for American companies, farmers and workers and will reassure our trading partners that Congress and the Administration are committed to reaching strong trade agreements.

I am writing on behalf of the Business Roundtable to express my strong disappointment with the efforts of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to take actions against large employers who are complying with the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

During the final weeks of the 113th Congress, America’s business leaders urge Congress and the Administration to work together to fund government operations, extend expired tax provisions, and pass updated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Doing so will help generate the investment, growth, and jobs our entire economy needs.