President Obama Speaks to House Democrats

President Obama began his remarks to the House Democratic Caucus' issues conference with an update on what his administration is doing to help victims of the Haitian earthquake.

The president then moved quickly to highlight the agenda for 2010, which he promised "will not be a boring year."  He promised that this would be a year of progress for the American people, adding that, "Sometimes in this town memories are short. After 8 years of failed policies and decades of broken politics...we made a decision that we were going to govern."

Mr. Obama touted the health care reform bill that is currently being negotiated, acknowledging that the legislation is a "big lift" but said that the bill does things the American people will like.

The President closed by telling fellow democrats that he's confident Americans will look back at the end of this year and say that things have gotten better.