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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

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Increasing the ability of American businesses and their U.S. workers to compete in foreign markets provides immediate benefits to the U.S. economy.

Jenny Yang
Chair
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20507

Dear Chair Yang:

Re: AGENCY INFORMATION COLLECTION ACTIVITIES: REVISION OF THE EMPLOYER INFORMATION REPORT (EEO-1) (EEOC-2016-0002-0001)

Business Roundtable supports NASDAQ’s efforts to require disclosure of third-party compensation for directors and director nominees.

The following joint statement was submitted to the Senate Judiciary CommitteeSubcommittee on Immigration and National Interest, for a Feb. 25, 2016 hearing, "The Impact of High-Skilled Immigration on U.S. Workers."

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.

Dear Mr. President:

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.

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.

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