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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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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.

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the guiding principle for corporate disclosure, coordinating with other policy-makers and eliminating duplicative and outdated information.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

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.

The United States has the highest statutory corporate income tax rate among developed nations and is the only developed country with both a high statutory corporate income tax rate and a worldwide system of taxation. These features of the US corporate income tax have disadvantaged US businesses in the global market for cross-border M&A.

2015 GDP of 2.8% -- Up Slightly, but Below Economy’s Full Potential; More Optimistic on Sales and Investment Next 6 Months. CEOs say Congressional Action on Trade Would Boost U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness, Economic Growth

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