President Obama has canceled his trip to Asia because of the government shutdown.
The president was scheduled to attend two Asian nation summits as part of his trip to Indonesia and Brunei.
According to a White House statement, President Obama called the leaders of both nations to express his regrets.
Secretary of state John Kerry will travel to both countries in the president's place.
The statement says the president decided to cancel the trip, so that he can continue to press Republicans to allow a vote on a spending measure, that does not include changes to the Health Care Reform Act.