Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
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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.
America's outdated tax system has produced slow economic growth. We have one of the highest tax rates in the world. American companies are disappearing along with good-paying jobs.
We need a plan to make America competitive again. Urge Congress to create opportunities for American companies and workers by passing pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform. Tell them we can’t wait any longer to give American workers the tax reform they deserve.
Business Roundtable's resources and data on the one-in-a-generation opportunity for tax reform, and the high costs of inaction. A modernized U.S. tax system with competitive tax rates and competitive international tax rules would promote growth through greater investment, higher wages and more jobs in the United States.
A recent study – titled "Terminating NAFTA: The National and State-by-State Impacts on Jobs, Exports and Output" – found that ending NAFTA would re-impose high tariff costs on U.S. exports and imports, which would reduce the competitiveness of U.S. businesses both domestically and abroad, lower U.S. economic output and cause jobs to be lost. Source
For more than two decades, NAFTA has supported jobs and the economy in the United States. Successful negotiations to update NAFTA should expand on, not diminish, the many benefits this U.S. trade agreement has already created. Source
International Trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state, and now supports nearly 36 million American jobs.U.S. trade-related employment grew nearly four times faster than total employment between 1992 and 2016.