On September 6, 2011, Business Roundtable brought together budget, legislative and business experts to examine the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. “Meeting the Challenges of Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction” will offered three in-depth panel discussions. Speakers discussed the committee’s statutory duties, the possibilities of program cuts and entitlement reforms, and the role of tax reform in promoting economic growth and job creation.
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Section 1502 of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (Dodd-Frank Act) directs the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate regulations regarding the use of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.
The time has come for realistic immigration solutions that will both strengthen national security and boost economic growth. America needs an immigration system that places more resources toward enforcement of laws, produces a more dynamic and skilled labor force, and enables U.S. businesses and workers to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. Getting reform right is essential to a healthier economy — accelerating growth, encouraging hiring and creating jobs.
As Congress moves forward with the long-overdue reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Business Roundtable encourages policymakers to embrace the following principles to ensure a far more effective and efficient workforce investment system in this nation.
Regulations implementing “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (Dodd-Frank Act) provisions that impact end-users of derivatives need to be carefully tailored so that they do not disrupt risk-management practices that pose no systemic risk to the economy.
The State Department is responsible for issuing “presidential permits” for cross-border pipelines. In the past, such as the case with Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper pipeline, permits have been granted with little or no controversy.