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Business Roundtable has long been a strong advocate for good corporate governance and supports efforts by the SEC to provide investors with more complete and meaningful disclosure.

September 14, 2009

Ms. Elizabeth M. Murphy
Secretary
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549‐1090

Re: File No. S7‐10‐09
Facilitating Shareholder Director Nominations

Dear Ms. Murphy:

The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We appreciate the opportunity to once again provide our views on Commission rulemaking to require companies to include shareholder nominees for director in company proxy materials under certain circumstances.

Business Roundtable is supportive of the Finance Committee’s efforts to develop a bipartisan health care reform proposal.

The Honorable Barney Frank
Chairman
Committee on Financial Services
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Spencer Bachus
Ranking Member
Committee on Financial Services
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Max Baucus
United States Senate
Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance
219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Baucus:

Business Roundtable supports the efforts of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promote the use of a single set of high-quality global accounting standards.

The budget resolution under consideration proposes to implement major new policies which if implemented as proposed would seriously damage our nation’s ability to recover from the recession and impair our international competitiveness in the future.

The members of Business Roundtable share your concern over America’s serious economic and financial crises. We appreciate the Administration’s efforts to promote a rapid recovery and get the economy moving again.

The members of Business Roundtable share your concern over America’s serious economic and financial crises. We appreciate your efforts to promote a rapid recovery and address the problems of credit and liquidity in our markets, including efforts to drive

This letter is submitted on behalf of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with $4.5 trillion in annual revenues and nearly ten million employees.

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