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The Business Roundtable
The Business Roundtable
Left to right: Antonio Perez, CEO, Eastman Kodak; John Castellani, president, Business Roundtable; David Cote, CEO, Honeywell; Randall Stephenson, CEO, AT&T; Jim McNerney Jr., CEO, Boeing; Mike Duke, CEO, Wal-Mart; Jamie Dimon, CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase; Bill Green (standing), CEO, Accenture; Jeff Immelt, CEO, GE; Andrew Liveris (standing), CEO, Dow Chemical; Steve Odland, CEO, Office Depot; Ivan Seidenberg, CEO, Verizon
It's no wonder this select group of CEOs is one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington -- its members contribute a majority of all corporate income taxes paid to the federal government. At the seat of political power, the 38-year-old organization, which now represents 168 companies (128 of which are on the Fortune 500 list), helped kill the White House's push to tax overseas profits and the public-option component of health-care reform.

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