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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.

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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a the guiding principle for corporate disclosure, coordinating with other policy-makers and eliminating duplicative and outdated information.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.

Business Roundtable has long emphasized the need to carefully weigh the impact of new regulations on economic growth and job creation.

We write with respect to recent developments involving the shareholder proposal process and the significant disruptive effect these developments are having on companies, boards of directors and shareholders.

On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposed rule that would attempt to use Title II of the 1934 Communications Act to maintain the open Internet that we all enjoy now. Business Roundtable urges you to correct this mistaken approach by introducing and committing to mark-up legislation tailored to the 21st century environment in which the Internet actually operates.

I am writing to offer our views on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which is scheduled to be marked up before the House Education and Workforce Committee on February 11, 2015.

Dear Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Scott and Other Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce:

The goal of any effort to rewrite the federal tax code should be a balanced and fiscally responsible plan that allows businesses in the United States to grow, create well-paying jobs and effectively compete in the global marketplace

BRT has serious concerns about the governance provisions in the Federal Reserve Board’s proposal, which would require GECC’s board of directors to include a minimum of two members who are independent of GE and GECC management and independent of GE’s board of directors.

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