A combination of 200 businesses and trade associations wrote House and Senate leaders, asking them to eliminate a tax in the Obama administration's budget on revenue earned by overseas subsidiaries.

The Obama administration's proposed budget would get rid of "deferral," which allows companies to defer paying U.S. taxes on money earned overseas. The money earned overseas is typically taxed by the government in which the subsidiary is situated.

"The administration's proposal to repeal 'deferral' would impose a unilateral tax on the foreign earnings of American companies, upsetting the competitive balance between U.S. and foreign companies," the letter stated. "We strongly urge Congress to reject this budget proposal that would impair the global competitiveness of U.S. companies and harm American workers and the U.S. economy."

The letter was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE (D-Nev.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio).

View a copy of the letter and its signatories here.