President Barack Obama announces his plans to work on free trade agreements and to step up trade promotion at a meeting of his 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

President Barack Obama announces his plans to work on free trade agreements and to step up trade promotion at a meeting of his 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)