Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz Vow to Block Lame-Duck Bills

Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz say they will block any non-emergency legislation the Democrats try to push through during the lame-duck session of Congress later this year.

Lee and Cruz say any non-emergency legislation should wait until after the new Congress is seated in January as outgoing lawmakers will not have any accountability for that legislation after they leave office.

From The Hill:


"Americans cannot trust politicians they can no longer hold accountable at the ballot box," Cruz said in a statement Wednesday night. "The Continuing Resolution should, at a minimum, fund government operations until after the new Congress is sworn in next year."

"One way to live up to these expectations is to ensure that the American people, when they go to the ballot box this November 4th, can make their electoral choices based on a full knowledge of how their current senators have voted on key legislation," they wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).