In his weekly video address, President Obama said healtcare reform and clean energy would lay the foundation for economic recovery.

From Sam's piece:
The president praised the Democratic leadership for making committee moves and what are so far just promises on two of his biggest agenda items.

"Two pillars of this new foundation are clean energy and healthcare," Obama said. "And while there remains a great deal of difficult work ahead, I am heartened by what we have seen these past few days: a willingness of those with different points of view and disparate interests to come together around common goals--to embrace a shared sense of responsibility and make historic progress."

The president boasted that he has involved "stakeholders" from all sectors on both issues as he seeks reform.