The United States energy boom is lifting up our nation's workforce, reducing utility bills for American families, and providing hope and opportunity for long-neglected communities. The family-sustaining jobs that the boom is creating are exactly the type of jobs we need to rebuild the great American middle class.
As the Senate wrestles with the Republicans' Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Rubio will be skipping town to bolster his presidential bid. This legislation has implications for fossil-fuel dependence and climate change. And one of its amendments may address offshore drilling in the senator's own state of Florida. But Rubio has a book to sell and a campaign to fund.