There are a lot of lawmakers, including myself, who believe the number one priority of government right now should be to promote job growth and economic recovery. The energy industry should serve as a valuable partner in pursuing these goals. The president has, unfortunately, rejected that partnership. It now falls on the people of Oklahoma and in states around the nation to elect principled leaders who will repair that relationship, support our energy producers, and work to create an environment conducive to job creation and prosperity. How and when we emerge from this recession depends on it.