From left, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, attend a meeting of President Obama's export council,  Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Less than two months before congressional elections, and with the economy a top issue for voters, Obama is turning his attention to trade, highlighting his goal of doubling U.S. exports over five years to drive economic growth. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

From left, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, attend a meeting of President Obama's export council, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Less than two months before congressional elections, and with the economy a top issue for voters, Obama is turning his attention to trade, highlighting his goal of doubling U.S. exports over five years to drive economic growth. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)