In the Senate, John Kerry, D-Mass., gives his farewell address at 2:30 p.m. as he departs for his new role as secretary of State. The Senate expects to complete action on the debt limit legislation (HR 325) before the end of the week.
The House is in recess.
Convenes at 9:30 a.m.
Judiciary holds a hearing on gun violence. Witnesses include Americans for Responsible Solutions co-founder Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who was the victim of gun violence in January 2011, and National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. 10 a.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.