U.S. companies are experiencing a very real “skills gap”—one that will become even more acute as the economy continues to grow, strengthen and add jobs over the next 15 years.
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America's economy, workers and shareholders stand to benefit when U.S. public companies carry out the highest standards of governance. Business Roundtable promotes the best, modern governance practices that uphold the highest ethical standards and expand economic opportunity across the United States. These practices are detailed in the Roundtable flagship publication, Principles of Corporate Governance.
Level Set presents the facts that should be the starting point for any political or policy debate. Backed by solid sourcing, it lays a firm foundation for understanding the issues facing U.S. policymakers.
Technology breakthroughs – pioneered in the United States – have unlocked North American oil and natural gas resources that were inaccessible just a generation ago.
Transportation infrastructure is the backbone of a modern, competitive and productive economy. Stretched beyond capacity by the demands of today’s global economy and a growing population, America’s transportation infrastructure provides an opportunity for policymakers to reinvest in a critical driver of our entire economy.
Each year, Business Roundtable companies invest tens of billions of dollars in research and development on energy and environmental technologies.
Most Americans agree that the future of the U.S. economy depends on the ability of its businesses to compete globally. One of the key factors that allow U.S.
U.S. health care spending is the highest in the world, but we do not always receive the best quality in return.
Making our tax system more efficient and more supportive of economic growth will have an immediate benefit to the U.S. economy — more and better-paying U.S. jobs.
U.S. economic growth and job creation depend on expanding U.S. trade and investment opportunities so U.S. companies can sell more products and services to customers around the world.
Business Roundtable proposes common sense solutions that will better secure U.S. borders; provide for consistent enforcement of laws; and encourage immigrants to come here legally, work hard and contribute to America.
America's top CEOs have an energy framework for the country that would boost economic growth, enhance energy security and promote environmental stewardship.
By improving the regulatory process, the resulting regulations will better meet the needs of the American people in a way that does not impose unnecessary costs. This report reaffirms time-tested recommendations and focuses on particular proposals that are most relevant today.
The Business Roundtable's detailed plan to strengthen and modernize Social Security and Medicare that CEOs believe must be part of any comprehensive economic growth and deficit-reduction strategy.
To effectively address the risks presented by cybersecurity threats, BRT has developed a cross-sector approach that can mature and strengthen over time and that will also improve the nation’s ability to identify gaps and measure progress.
Taking Action on Education & Workforce Preparedness presents a practical, forward-leaning plan to equip the U.S. workforce with the skills needed to compete and succeed in the 21st century.
North America’s energy resurgence is delivering for consumers, businesses, the U.S. economy and America’s standing in the world, but history suggests that those who stand still are quickly overtaken. Policymakers, regulators and business leaders should work together to adopt a policy framework that capitalizes on this historic opportunity and ushers in a new era of energy security.
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.
Business Roundtable CEOs believe it is time to take action to improve education and workforce training.
Ex-Im Bank is a vital tool for promoting U.S. businesses of all sizes and American jobs in the competitive, global marketplace. Passage of H.R. 597 would help expand U.S. exports, create and support American manufacturing and jobs, and grow the U.S. economy, all at very little risk to U.S. taxpayers.
As employers, our members know that a prepared workforce powers economic growth and leads to individual prosperity. Preparedness starts with a solid educational foundation. The K-12 education programs that would be reauthorized provide states, districts, schools and teachers with the resources they need to make sure all students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to take on college or a career.
We urge you to support H.R. 702, a bill to lift the self-imposed restriction on U.S. crude oil exports. Enactment of this important bipartisan legislation will benefit American consumers, create jobs right here at home, grow the economy, reduce our trade deficit, and bolster our strategic alliances abroad.
Business Roundtable’s comment letter on proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance related to the Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage (Notice 2015-52)
We are concerned that many of the provisions contained in the proposed guidance documents will have an adverse effect on the quality and value of employer-sponsored health care in the United States.
A quality postsecondary education is foundational to workforce preparedness – both for workplace productivity and individual success. U.S. employers increasingly need highly skilled employees to compete globally, and individuals generally receive increased economic benefits based on their education levels. Federal policies should support America’s skills needs and expand postsecondary opportunities to more students.
Policymakers should maintain the materiality standard for determining what information public companies must disclose to investors. The time-tested standard is proven effective in protecting investors and helping them make informed investment and voting decisions.
Business Roundtable President John Engler submitted a Statement for the Record for a House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee hearing on “The Department of Labor’s Proposed Fiduciary Rule” on September 30, 2015. The testimony outlines the Business Roundtable’s concerns that the Labor Department’s proposed definitional changes are too broad and subjective, and its proposed exemptions are too narrow and will raise the costs of saving for retirement.
Strong leadership is needed now to find common ground to address the fiscal and budget challenges that lie ahead.