The White House announced late Thursday night that President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia has been canceled.

"Due to the government shutdown, President Obama’s travel to Indonesia and Brunei has been cancelled," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. "The President made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government. Secretary (of State John) Kerry will lead delegations to both countries in place of the President."