Senator Ted Cruz is suggesting President Donald J. Trump submit the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate accord to the United States Senate as treaties.
Doing so would make it more difficult for the possible Joe Biden administration to reverse policy as it has publicly said it will do.
As treaties, there would need to be a two-thirds vote of the Senate to approve them before America can enter into them.
President Trump withdrew from both agreements early in his presidency.
Cruz submitted a letter to Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo crediting Trump’s administration for withdrawing from the plans.
“Only by submitting them to the Senate will the Senate be able to satisfy its constitutional role to provide advice and consent in the event any future administration attempts to revive these dangerous deals,” Cruz wrote.