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 ClintonArk. lawmaker wants Clintons' names removed from Little Rock airport Conway eyes top spot in Trump's outside political operation 'Tis the season for executive overreach MORE's administration, suggesting North Korea foreshadows Iran's behavior if Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDemocrats miss warning signs, even in blue Maryland Robert Gates doesn't expect job in Trump administration Dean drops out of DNC chairmanship race 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 MenendezThe right person for State Department is Rudy Giuliani Warren, Menendez question shakeup at Wells Fargo Democrats press Wells Fargo CEO for more answers on scandal MORE (D-N.J.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamPentagon should have a civilian chief to give peace a chance Lawmakers eye early exit from Washington Senate passes college anti-Semitism bill MORE (R-S.C.) with a proposal from Sen. Cory GardnerCory GardnerGardner's chief of staff tapped for Senate GOP campaign director McConnell reelected Senate majority leader Pro-pot advocates score huge victories 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.