Senate Armed Services confirmation hearing on Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. for reappointment to general and to be commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. 9:30 a.m., G-50 Dirksen
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, with FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg and Barry Cadden, the owner and director of pharmacy at the facility tied to the outbreak. 9:45 a.m., 106 Dirksen
House Foreign Affairs hearing on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn Bldg.
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing on weapons of mass destruction. 10 a.m., 210 Cannon
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing on the Transportation Security Administration. 10 a.m., 311 Cannon
House Science, Space and Technology hearing on the U.S. Antarctic program. 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity hearing on veteran employment challenges. 10 a.m., 334 Cannon
Senate Environment and Public Works hearing on a draft water policy bill. 10:30 a.m., 406 Dirksen
Senate Special Aging hearing on preventing financial abuse of the elderly. 2 p.m., 562 Dirksen
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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