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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.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

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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Business Roundtable member companies in the oil and natural gas industry and their many suppliers are committed to building an energy future that is more diverse, more domestic and more efficient.

If we, as a nation, want to reduce our oil imports, improve our balance of payments and improve our energy security, we need a commitment to develop the resources we have.

The most effective way to control health care costs is to try to prevent or reduce the need for health care in the first place.

The Coalition supports the Commission’s aim to increase transparency by enhancing price discovery for the purpose of inducing more competitive pricing and more cost-effective hedging solutions to the end-user community.

Done properly, tax reform can significantly enhance the growth of the U.S. economy and the well-being of Americans through increased investment, higher wages, and more jobs in the United States.

Business Roundtable long has been concerned about the costs and burdens imposed by the significant growth in government regulations.

Under review in this case is newly adopted SEC Rule 14a-11, and associated amendments to other SEC rules,1 which will require public companies in certain circumstances to include shareholder nominees for director in the company’s proxy materials.

The Coalition represents thousands of companies across the United States that employ derivatives to manage risks they face in connection with their day-to-day businesses.

May 19, 2010

To Members of the House of Representatives:

Vote YES on H.R. 5325, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

Hearing before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises

Ms. Elizabeth M. Murphy
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
150 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549-1090

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

Dear Ms. Murphy:

November 23, 2009

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama: