[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 83 (Wednesday, May 17, 2023)]
[Pages H2388-H2389]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. ROSE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

[[Page H2389]]


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