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 Kerrys 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
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.