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Policy Perspectives

Business Roundtable CEOs support sound public policy that promotes America’s recovery and prosperity. Business leaders will work with policymakers on short-term and long-term solutions to help American families and communities.

Americans continue to face unparalleled dual public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. In addition to the tragic human toll from the outbreak, its economic disruption affects millions of American workers, families and employers. To get America back on its feet requires urgent and comprehensive action.

Representing leaders of large companies that collectively employ over 19 million people and that support tens of millions more Americans through their supplier and customer networks, Business Roundtable supports policies to promote the health and safety of American workers and consumers and to support a safe reopening and recovery of the U.S. economy. Business Roundtable CEOs will continue to work closely with policymakers at all levels of government to defeat COVID-19, create American jobs and restore U.S. economic growth and competitiveness.  

Learn more about our leadership in action on these important public policy topics.

PURSUING COVID-19 ECONOMIC RELIEF

Working with the new Administration and Congress, Business Roundtable will continue to push for a strong and swift public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for policies that strengthen the economy, create jobs and increase economic opportunity for all Americans.

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MODERNIZING OUR NATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE

Business Roundtable supports investment in U.S. infrastructure – highways, waterways and broadband – to create a stronger and more equitable economic foundation for all Americans.

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INVESTING IN EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

Millions of Americans need better pathways to gainful, sustained employment. Business Roundtable CEOs support federal investments in training and education programs that expand job opportunities in high-demand careers, including through community college programs.

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REFORMING THE U.S. IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

Immigrants make invaluable contributions to American communities and the U.S. economy. Business Roundtable CEOs support modernizing the U.S. immigration system to reflect the world we live in today.

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PROMOTING FREE AND FAIR TRADE

Trade has supported over 40 million American jobs. Business Roundtable will work to strengthen the U.S. economy through opening markets, setting the rules of trade and enhancing supply chain resilience.

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MAINTAINING A COMPETITIVE TAX ENVIRONMENT

America’s businesses and workers now have a tax system that helps them compete and win. It is making a meaningful difference for American workers, families, and communities.

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PROMOTING TRUST AND INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy, we understand the value that technology plays in fostering economic growth and opportunity. Data and digital platforms are essential to competitiveness in today’s marketplace. We are committed to advancing policies that safeguard U.S. information and technology assets and protect consumer data while promoting innovation and growth in the digital economy.

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ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS

Addressing climate change demands a robust, coordinated effort with a sound policy portfolio. Business Roundtable CEOs support a well-designed market-based mechanism to provide certainty and unleash innovation to lift America toward a cleaner, brighter future.

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ADVANCING RACIAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE

Despite some significant strides over the generations, the events of 2020 have illustrated how far we still have to go to ensure that every person can fully realize opportunity and justice in America. Although racial bias impacts Americans of color across the socioeconomic divide, CEOs have focused their efforts on addressing the economic opportunity gap, including disparities in access to good jobs, financial resources and quality education and healthcare.

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