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This letter is submitted on behalf of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with $4.5 trillion in annual revenues and nearly ten million employees.

Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, urges Congress to reject the Administration's budget proposal to increase taxes on U.S. companies competing for business abroad.

To Members of the United States Senate: On behalf of Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our strong support for the health information technology (HIT) provisions that are included in the Senate economic recovery legislation...

The Honorable Max Baucus
United States Senate
Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance
219 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Baucus:

Business Roundtable supports the Administration and Congress’ goal to develop an economic package to put our economy back on the path of long-term growth and urges swift action.

With more than two million jobs lost in 2008 – and accelerating job losses in the past three months – decisive action is needed if we are to return our economy to a path for growth and full employment.

The recent decline in the value of equity and other investments has diminished our nation’s pool of retirement savings.

The global financial market crisis has spread across all sectors of the U.S. economy and has threatened economic growth and job creation.

New defined-benefit pension plan rules under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the current meltdown in the global equity markets are combining to force U.S. companies to make large additional pension funding contributions.

Last week, Business Roundtable shared some ideas on possible ways to improve the current economic situation.

The Honorable Barack Obama
President-elect of the United States
Presidential Transition
Washington, DC 20007

On behalf of Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our strong support for new bipartisan legislation to address the severe financial credit disruptions in order to restore stability to the credit markets and the U.S. economy.

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