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For more than 80 years, income tax treaties have played a critical role in fostering U.S. bilateral trade and investment and protecting U.S. businesses, large and small, from double taxation of the income they earn from selling goods and services in foreign markets.

The importance of these tax provisions cannot be overstated. Many are longstanding features of the business and individual tax systems – including items such as the research and development credit, bonus depreciation, and international provisions that help U.S. companies compete in foreign markets; and all of which companies count on in formulating investment plans and budgets.

Dear Mr. President:

Passage of this legislation would mark a historic moment in our nation’s longstanding commitment to ensuring all students are ready to succeed in college, career or military service.

We urge governments to conclude an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) that will eliminate tariffs on a broad range of environmental goods and technologies under the umbrella of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

November 18, 2015

BRT urges DHS to finalize and implement this regulation consistent with suggested modifications and looks forward to continued engagement with the agency on immigration issues.

Both the Senate and House versions of ESEA legislation contain elements that business leaders support, but more needs to be done to deliver a meaningful education to our students.

The changes to ISS’s current overboarding policies are not warranted. Business Roundtable does not endorse a specific limit on the number of directorships an individual may hold. This question is best addressed by boards and their nominating/governance committees in accordance with procedures adopted to assess the circumstances of individual directors.

Ex-Im Bank is a vital tool for promoting U.S. businesses of all sizes and American jobs in the competitive, global marketplace. Passage of H.R. 597 would help expand U.S. exports, create and support American manufacturing and jobs, and grow the U.S. economy, all at very little risk to U.S. taxpayers.

As employers, our members know that a prepared workforce powers economic growth and leads to individual prosperity. Preparedness starts with a solid educational foundation. The K-12 education programs that would be reauthorized provide states, districts, schools and teachers with the resources they need to make sure all students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to take on college or a career.

We urge you to support H.R. 702, a bill to lift the self-imposed restriction on U.S. crude oil exports. Enactment of this important bipartisan legislation will benefit American consumers, create jobs right here at home, grow the economy, reduce our trade deficit, and bolster our strategic alliances abroad.

Business Roundtable’s comment letter on proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance related to the Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage (Notice 2015-52)
We are concerned that many of the provisions contained in the proposed guidance documents will have an adverse effect on the quality and value of employer-sponsored health care in the United States.

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