The Senate resumes consideration of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act for five years. At noon, Democrat William “Mo” Cowan of Massachusetts will be sworn in to temporarily fill former Democratic Sen. John Kerry’s seat.
Judiciary marks up pending legislation and votes on pending nominations. 10:30 a.m., S-216 Capitol
Armed Services holds a hearing on the response of the Department of Defense to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will testify. 10 a.m., G-50 Dirksen
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on No Child Left Behind and state flexibility wavers. 10 a.m., 216 Hart
Environment and Public Works holds an oversight hearing on the implementation of Army Corps of Engineers water resources policies. 10:30 a.m., 406 Dirksen
Intelligence holds a confirmation hearing on the nomination of John O. Brennan to be CIA director. 2:30 p.m., 216 Hart
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.