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Remarks by John Engler at ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute

This afternoon, I want to highlight the private sector's views on federal regulation by sharing the perspectives of the more than CEOs who comprise the Business Roundtable….and it’s no surprise, their companies are highly regulated.

Regulations: Jobs-killing AND jobs-preventing

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus took issue this week with arguments that regulatory excess can be "jobs-killing." But don't delays have consequences?

America’s CEOs Detail Comprehensive Reforms to Expedite Federal Permits, Put America Back to Work

Business Roundtable today urged the Obama Administration and Congress to act swiftly on comprehensive reforms to streamline the federal permitting process, expedite the permitting of major projects and put Americans back to work.

America’s CEOs Call for Swift Reform of the Federal Permitting Process

The BRT report, “Permitting Jobs and Business Investment: Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process,” lays out a roadmap to streamline the federal permitting process and unleash the jobs- and growth-creating potential of major, ready-to-build U.S. industrial projects.

Permitting Jobs and Business Investment

The CEOs of Business Roundtable believe that it is time to simplify, streamline and accelerate America’s permitting process with the goal of encouraging large-scale capital investments in the U.S. economy while maintaining the nation’s commitments to health, safety and soundness. With this goal in mind, this report identifies key challenges associated with the existing regulatory permitting system and sets forth a series of recommended reforms.

On hydrofracking, coordination

President Obama today signed an executive order that, if pursued diligently, could bring useful coordination to federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing used in natural gas production.

Stop fighting, and decide! And the perils of uncertainty

Fred Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Corporation, gave a forceful speech Tuesday at the National Association of Business Economists, demanding that policymakers get to work on the critical issues facing America.

Business Leaders Welcome House Passage of Bipartisan Amendments to Dodd-Frank

The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing meaningful amendments to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to protect companies that use derivatives to manage business risk, while more effectively focusing new regulations on the systemic risks the law was intended to address.

On regulations, cumulative effects, costs and benefits

Cass Sunstein, administrator of OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, announced new guidance for executive branch agencies on Tuesday, instructing agencies to take into account the "cumulative effects" of regulations on affected parties. If the agencies seriously follow the guidance, some of the federal government's regulatory excesses may be ameliorated.

BRT Statement to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing

In these times of economic fragility and spiraling deficits, it is vital that the federal government work to increase accountability and trim excess. It also must provide smarter and better services for the American people and America’s businesses.


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