A trade group that represents large U.S. companies delivered to the White House on Wednesday a letter outlining the regulations that executives say represent their top targets for repeal or modification in the Trump administration. The letter from the Business Roundtable was sent in advance of a meeting set for Thursday with President Donald Trump and his advisory council of manufacturing executives, which includes more than a dozen members of the Business Roundtable, including Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Andrew Liveris and Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson. Mr. Trump has made rolling back regulations a priority and has already directed the Treasury Department to undertake a broad review of financial rules. Business executives and top administration leaders have said rolling back and modifying regulations will boost economic growth. The Trump administration has provided "not just an open door, but real encouragement" in acknowledging concerns raised by business leaders over regulatory issues, said Business Roundtable President Joshua Bolten. "We like what we’re seeing so far," said Mark Costa, chief executive of Eastman Chemical Co. , who drafted the trade group’s letter.
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