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With the Russian economy growing rapidly over the past decade, U.S. exports to Russia have already grown more than twice as fast as U.S. exports to the world, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

First, in our view, there should be little doubt “that certain kinds of regulations can have adverse effects on job creation,” and we agree that “job creation is an important consideration in regulatory review.”

The BRT continues to have a significant interest in this appeal, because the district court’s rejection of the parties’ consent decree could potentially affect all of the BRT’s members.

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.

Business Roundtable further urges that Congress move forward as soon as possible on a process to enact corporate tax reform providing a modernized, competitive and permanent tax system that eliminates confusion and uncertainty for America's job creators. Tax reform is absolutely essential to economic growth and job creation to be competitive in world markets today.

Remarks by John Engler, President of Business Roundtable at Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Michigan

We applaud leadership in both the House and the Senate for their desire to extend important expired tax provisions from last year and welcome hearings to review these provisions so that they can be considered on their own merits.

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.

The United States business community has long supported Russia’s WTO membership, both as a means for accelerating its growth and development, and as a means for strengthening commercial ties between the two countries and creating a business environment wh

The trade associations listed below appreciate the work being done by the Senate to address the very serious need for funding stabilization. This is a critical issue for the thousands of companies represented by these associations and is an issue that affects the companies’ ability to invest in jobs and economic recovery.

We believe that the best way to protect retirement security is for Congress to sustain a retirement system for private-sector employers that is fair and stable.

Business Roundtable welcomes this hearing on the vital importance of tax reform -- and your examination of the extension of expiring business provisions in this context -- with the goal of improving the international competiveness of the U.S. economy and to promote job growth for American workers.