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What is Business Roundtable

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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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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Overly complex and costly federal regulations are holding America’s economy back, throttling business investment and slowing job growth. In fact, more than half of Business Roundtable CEOs say that pending regulations will negatively affect their hiring and capital spending in the short term. In the long term, almost two-thirds believe they will be negatively affected.

Business Roundtable supports legislative and administrative actions that would make the federal regulatory process more transparent and open to public engagement, improve the quality of information used in the rulemaking process, require more objective cost-benefit analysis, extend that requirement to so-called independent agencies, and modernize the federal permitting process.

Making the federal regulatory system more efficient and effective will reduce the economic burden of regulation while protecting health, safety and environmental quality.

Recent Activities in Smart Regulation

May 15, 2017

Business Roundtable commends the Administration for its commitment to creating an investment climate conducive to economic growth and the accelerated creation of high-quality jobs. EPA’s request for comments to inform the deliberations of its Regulatory Reform Task Force is one of a series of important actions by the Administration to implement its regulatory reform agenda.

May 15, 2017

Businesses commonly find themselves subject to two or more regulatory agencies exercising concurrent jurisdiction over a single issue. This problem is prevalent throughout government, as we document in the attached, which identifies specific examples of problematic agency duplication.

April 7, 2017

In a letter to the White House, Business Roundtable says the Administration can speed infrastructure permitting by using provisions of an existing law, FAST-41.

February 24, 2017
News Release

America’s business leaders welcome President Trump’s directive requiring federal agencies to roll up their sleeves and identify existing regulations for reform or elimination.

February 23, 2017
News Release

Business Roundtable delivered a letter to the White House underscoring the “Top Regulations of Concern” identified by CEOs.


Committee Spotlight

A smarter regulatory system and a modernized federal permitting process will help drive increased business investment, economic growth and job creation.

Growth Agenda

A Growth Plan for the U.S.

Business leaders are committed to working with government to foster a healthy business climate that creates opportunity for everyone in the U.S. We have identified attainable targets that will produce real, sustainable growth for our country.