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BRT Letter on Regulatory Reform to Representatives Smith and Peterson

We believe the country can achieve its statutory objectives at less cost through a process we call “smarter regulation.”

Keystone and hydrofracking: Energy delayed is energy denied (perhaps)

The National Journal's Energy and Environment Blog is running a series of posts from a panel of experts examining the question, "Was President Obama right or wrong to delay the Keystone XL oil pipeline?" Business Roundtable President John Engler concludes it was the wrong decision, one that will have a serious impact on jobs and energy security.

Noting the BRT in the public, policy sphere

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was very kind to the BRT in comments on the Senate floor this week, one of several places where BRT drew public attention following Tuesday's quarterly meeting of BRT-member CEOs.

Ozone regulations, first and foremost an economic debate

The New York Times today essays a lengthy examination of President Obama's decision to stop the EPA from issuing a new air quality standard for ground-level ozone. The story is largely about politics of the decision, as the headline so clearly communicates, "Re-election Strategy Is Tied to a Shift on Smog."

The latest, not necessarily the greatest, on regulation

Excessive regulations remain a recurring point of contention in the world of policy, politics and let's not forget jobs creation. A roundup:

BRT: Delay of $7 Billion Keystone XL Pipeline is Blow to Job Creation, Energy Security

Business Roundtable (BRT) today expressed extreme disappointment with the Department of State’s decision that will keep 20,000 construction workers on the sidelines by delaying approval of the Keystone XL pipeline until 2013.

Engler: Unlike campaigns, global competition in business never ends

Business Roundtable President John Engler has a column in today's Washington Times opinion section, looking a year ahead to Election Day 2012, "What candidates need to know: U.S. business must be allowed to compete."

Less growth with a financial transactions tax

Ralph Nader is in The Wall Street Journal today promoting a tax increase, in this case a tax on financial transactions, a bad idea that anxious political leaders have also seized upon in Europe and which even has a few fans in Congress. It's a tax on the economic activity that creates growth and jobs.

Regulators, Dodd-Frank, end-users, derivatives

Promising continued scrutiny of the issue, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) withdrew his amendment Tuesday to limit CFTC's wrong-headed and costly regulation of the use of derivatives by end-users, an important issue for companies that rely on these tools to manage risk.

BRT Chairman McNerney: 'What Business Wants From Washington'

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, "What Business Wants From Washington," Business Roundtable Chairman Jim McNerney, president, chairman and CEO of Boeing, identifies policy priorities to strengthen the U.S. economy and help create private-sector jobs


Committee Priorities

Business Roundtable supports a smarter, more modern approach to regulation that meets regulatory goals while also promoting innovation, economic growth and job creation. Read More
There is widespread, bipartisan agreement – from the President’s Jobs Council to the building trades unions – that improving the federal permitting process will help unlock investment, leading to economic growth and job creation. Read More