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Broad and Diverse Coalition of Business Groups Calls for Tax Reform

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Today, 29 coalitions and trade associations, representing hundreds of American businesses that employ tens of millions of American workers, released the following statement in advance of the first meeting of the Budget Conference Committee: 


"The undersigned coalitions and trade associations share a common interest in pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform in the United States. We believe tax reform, done right, will create jobs, encourage more investment, and spur economic growth.  A growing economy will also help the U.S. shrink its budget deficit.  We urge the budget negotiators to seize this opportunity to pave the way for pro-growth, comprehensive tax reform in 2014."


The statement has been signed by the following coalitions and trade associations:


Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT)

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)

American Gas Association (AGA)

Biomass Power Association (BPA)

Business Forward

Business Roundtable (BRT)

Financial Executives International (FEI)

Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)

Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)

International Franchise Association (IFA)

Let’s Invest For Tomorrow (LIFT)

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)

National Restaurant Association

National Retail Federation (NRF)

Reforming America’s Taxes Equitably (RATE)

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

Software Finance and Tax Executives Council (SoFTEC)

Tax Innovation Equality (TIE) Coalition



Technology CEO Council (TCC)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United States Council for International Business (USCIB)