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International Engagement Committee Chair and Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Thomas Linebarger Urges the House of Representatives to support and vote for the bipartisan
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation.

Business Roundtable Members urge members of the House to vote for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) as passed by the Senate

BRT believes that the “conflicting proposal” exclusion under the proxy rules and the SEC Staff’s longstanding interpretation of it remain appropriate in light of the purpose of the rule, the role of the board in corporate governance and the current proxy system.

Business Roundtable strongly supports this bill, which will help secure solid results in ongoing U.S. trade negotiations. We hope it will be passed by the Senate before the Memorial Day recess.

We strongly believe that the impact of this tax will have broader implications than first anticipated by the Joint Tax Committee (JTC) and have been provided information that as many as 25 percent of employers’ plans may be subject to the tax.

Recognizing the importance of the SEC’s proposed rules for implementing the hedging disclosure provision in Dodd-Frank, Business Roundtable puts forth key necessary revisions to strengthen the final rules by, in part, ensuring that investors are not inundated with immaterial information.

Responding to a request from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Business Roundtable identifies regulations that have an impact on U.S. business and expresses concerns about the federal regulatory process.

As the SEC begins its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative, Business Roundtable issues recommendations to help keep focus on the critical issues, such as maintaining materiality a the guiding principle for corporate disclosure, coordinating with other policy-makers and eliminating duplicative and outdated information.

Business Roundtable supports a pending petition before the SEC to begin rulemaking that would raise to a rational level the prior year voting thresholds a shareholder proposal would have to satisfy to be eligible for resubmission in the current year.

Senators Alexander and Murray have produced a positive framework for reauthorizing ESEA that will continue moving our country forward in the effort to ensure all our children receive a quality education.

Business Roundtable members believe that Congress must focus on ensuring all students graduate from high school with the tools necessary to succeed in college and careers.

Such a long-term reauthorization is urgently needed to address growing uncertainty among U.S. companies, of all sizes, that rely on Ex-Im Bank to enable their exports.

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