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Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today announced the launch of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness in recognition of the critical role that freight infrastructure and policies play in enabling products to be made in America and exported around the world. The Committee, comprised of 40 senior-level private sector representatives of multiple industries and supply chain experts appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, will advise the Secretary, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other U.S. agencies on supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses. Acting Secretary Blank will attend the first Committee meeting at U.S. Department of Commerce headquarters on October 19.