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
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.