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.
On behalf of the CEO members of Business Roundtable, I write to express our strong support for bipartisan Committee passage of H.R. 2353, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act, an update of the Perkins Act. We applaud your leadership in ensuring the introduction of this bill, which is nearly identical to one passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives last year.
On behalf of the CEO members of Business Roundtable, whose companies employ nearly 15 million Americans, I write to express our strong support for the College Transparency Act. This legislation is entirely consistent with one of our long-standing guiding principles for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which is to drive quality and decision-making through better data.
Business Roundtable shares the Administration’s goals of robust U.S. economic growth, more economic opportunities and well-paying jobs for Americans and improved competitiveness for U.S. companies and workers. We also concur with the Administration’s belief that the U.S. trade agenda should include high-standard and modern trade agreements, strong enforcement of U.S. trade laws and rights under U.S. trade agreements, and other initiatives to expand U.S. trade and investment opportunities and target unfair foreign trade and investment practices and unfair imports where they exist.
America’s business leaders have consistently called for a smarter, more effective approach to financial services regulation that targets systemic economic risks without limiting business creativity and innovation.
Section 385 regulations issued in October 2016 will impose excessive and unwarranted compliance and financial burdens on businesses operating in the United States, distorting investment and other business decisions.
We are a non-partisan coalition of national organizations that represent a diverse array of stakeholders in postsecondary education, including non-traditional and historically disadvantaged students, community colleges, and employers. We share a common concern that our federal higher education policies are doing too little to meet the needs of America’s diverse student population and our increasingly complex and knowledge-based economy.
We believe that NIST’s leadership in developing the voluntary and risk-based framework has improved our nation’s cybersecurity posture. Unlike prescriptive, one-size-fits-all regulations, the Framework provides the management of all sizes of organizations with a flexible approach to evaluate their cybersecurity posture as threats and vulnerabilities evolve.
In a letter to the White House, Business Roundtable says the Administration can speed infrastructure permitting by using provisions of an existing law, FAST-41.
The requirement that a company disclose the ratio of its CEO’s compensation to that of its median employee is not only immaterial to investors, it also is both costly and harmful to companies, employees and investors.
Business Roundtable responds to a request from Securities and Exchange Commission for further information on the conflict minerals rule.
Business Roundtable delivered a letter to the White House underscoring the “Top Regulations of Concern” identified by CEOs along with recommendations for minimizing their economic impact.
[Our] following comments on the proposed regulations encourage a more flexible and risk-based approach to cybersecurity that complements existing cybersecurity requirements and results in better cybersecurity outcomes for everyone.