The U.S. Department of Commerce has formed an Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. Committee members include 40 senior-level, private-sector representatives from multiple industries and supply chain experts appointed by the U.S. commerce secretary. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will serve as non-voting members. The committee will advise the Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation and other federal agencies on supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses. The committee's advice will help develop a national freight policy and play a role in executing President Obama's initiative that aims to double U.S. exports by 2014's end, Department of Commerce officials said in a prepared statement.