By Bernie Becker - 12/06/12 05:02 PM EST
The RATE Coalition, which represents many corporations with higher effective tax rates than other businesses, has long said that its main goal is to reduce the top corporate rate from its current 35 percent.
"Together, we can work to restore America’s global competitiveness and boost economic growth," the CEOs wrote.
President Obama and the most recent GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, have both called for lowering the corporate rate, a goal also shared by top lawmaker in both parties.
With the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts looming, a full rewrite of the tax code would almost certainly have to be pushed back into 2013.
The chief executives' letter was sent to the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee — Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and ranking member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) — and at House Ways and Means — Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and ranking member Sandy Levin (D-Mich.).