International Trip Canceled

Floor Speech

Date: May 17, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. ROSE. Mr. Speaker, once again, Americans are waking up to another embarrassing headline from another self-inflicted wound from President Biden.

President Biden delayed almost 100 days to begin good faith negotiations with Speaker McCarthy. In the meantime, House Republicans passed a bill that is a reasonable, sensible, and responsible solution to the default Democrats' debt ceiling crisis.

Unfortunately, because of President Biden's unnecessary delay, the President has to cancel part of his international trip to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

The cancelation is extremely disappointing for Papua New Guinea, which spent 6 months preparing for its first-ever visit from a sitting United States President. They even designated the day of the President's visit as a national holiday.

Now, after this embarrassment for our country that is sure to result in a waste of taxpayer dollars, Americans can only hope the President has started to take this self-made crisis seriously. If not, he will be to blame for a default on our Nation's debt.