President Barack Obama cancelled his overseas trip to stay in the U.S. to focus on healthcare legislation.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Obama had delayed his planned trip to Indonesia and Australia until after June.
Obama had pushed back his planned departure date for the trip by three days, but decided to reschedule it entirely after facing a bevy of questions as to whether he'd delay it further.
"Very clearly the president wants to get this done," Gibbs said in a Rose Garden news briefing. "I think any member who's spoken to him wouldn't doubt his strong desire to see this through."
The House is expected to vote on Sunday, the day the president was scheduled to depart on his trip, on approving a final stage of healthcare legislation.