The Senate's 2016 presidential candidates are taking a brief break from the campaign trail to vote on new North Korea sanctions.
Penalties would include freezing assets under U.S. jurisdiction, banning individuals from traveling to the United States or blocking government contracts.
Cruz has repeatedly tied North Korea's test earlier this year to the foreign policy of former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonMoulitsas: Trump’s warped sense of reality Syrian safe zones: Trump's best bet for refugee relief, regional stability Chelsea Clinton attends Muslim solidarity rally in NYC MORE's administration, suggesting North Korea foreshadows Iran's behavior if Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFEC commissioner: 'I will not be silenced' Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls Liberal ‘lies’ about President Trump MORE wins the White House.
The Senate legislation previously passed by a voice vote out of the Bob Relations Committee after lawmakers merged legislation from Sens. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezSteve Mnuchin, foreclosure king, now runs your US Treasury Senate Dems move to nix Trump's deportation order Senators to Trump: We support additional Iran sanctions MORE (D-N.J.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamCheney to intro Pence at Jewish GOP event CEOs come to defense of border tax plan Trump’s feud with the press in the spotlight MORE (R-S.C.) with a proposal from Sen. Cory GardnerCory GardnerCheney to intro Pence at Jewish GOP event Angst in GOP over Trump's trade agenda GOP loses top Senate contenders MORE (R-Colo.).
Neither senator is expected to be in Washington long, with Rubio and Cruz both scheduled to campaign in South Carolina, the next state to holds its primary, on Thursday.