9:00-11:00 a.m., Sharon Squassoni, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Andrew Kuchins, CSIS; Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution; Guy Roberts, former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy, NATO; and retired Col. Jeff MaCausland, "Limiting Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons: Results of a Track II Dialogue." CSIS, Second Floor Conference Room 212-B, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
9:00-11:00 a.m., Arms Control Association, "The Iran Nuclear Deal is a Win for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security: A Discussion on the Impact and Next Steps," with Colin Kahl, Ellie Geranmayeh, George Perkovich and Kelsey Davenport.. At the Carnegie Endowment, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
1:00-3:00 p.m., Samuel Berger, former National Security Advisor; Thomas Pickering, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs; Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund; and Ali Vaez, International Crisis Group,"The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Now or Never?" Sponsored by the International Crisis Group and the Ploughshares Fund. At 236 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington. RSVP to Ben Kaufman email or to Geoff Wilson by email.
2:00 p.m., House and Senate return from their summer recesses.
2:00 p.m., Senate begins debate on the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, H.J.Res. 61. The vote on the resolution will be thursday, Sept. 10 or Friday, Sept. 11. (The resolution being used is a legislative vehicle. The Iran language will replace the current text.) Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
7:00-9:00 p.m., Lara Friedman, Americans for Peace Now, and David Wade, former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State John Kerry, "Inside the Iran Deal: Policy and Politics." Sponsored by J Street DC Young Professionals Network. At the Science Club, Second Floor, 1136 19th St. NW, Washington. RSVP David Wade, former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State John Kerry, "online
7:30-9:00 p.m., Colin Kahl, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Allen Keiswetter, Middle East Institute; and Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute, "The Iran Nuclear Deal," Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Sanctuary, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA.
12:15-1:45 p.m., Jean-Marie Guéhenno, International Crisis Group; Wolfgang Ischinger, Munich Security Conference; Suzanne Maloney, Brookings Institution; and Cornelius Adebahr, Carnegie Endowment, "How Europe Will Respond to the Iran Nuclear Agreement." Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington. RSVP online.
1:00-3:00 p.m., "Stop the Iran Deal Rally," with Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and other speakers. Sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Zionist Organization of America and Center for Security Policy, Capitol Building, West Lawn, Washington.
10:15-11:30 a.m., Marie DuMond, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Gary Samore, Harvard University; and Sharon Squasonni, CSIS, "U.S.-ROK Civil Nuclear Cooperation." CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online. Webcast on the CSIS website.
12:30-2:00 p.m., Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Center, “Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future.” National Defense University, Lincoln Hall, Room 1119, Fort McNair, Washington. Off the record. RSVP to Nima Gerami by email.
2:45-4:50 p.m., Duyeon Kim, Carnegie Endowment; ROK Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong; Raymond Quilop, Philippines DND Assistant Secretary for Strategic Assessment; and Nobuyasu Abe, Japan Atomic Energy Commission, "Defense Cooperation for Nuclear Non-Proliferation," Part of the 2015 Seoul Defense Dialogue, Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.
House of Representatives completes floor debate and votes on the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, H.J.Res. 64.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
House of Representatives Rosh Hashanah recess.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset, Sept. 13. Through Sept. 15.
Federal agencies submit their initial budgets to the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2017. Final budgets are to be submitted to Congress on Feb. 1.
Senate Rosh Hashanah recess.
International Atomic Energy Agency submits additional questions to Iran on outstanding issues regarding military aspects of Iran’s nuclear program.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Lt. Gen. David Mann, Commander U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, "Emerging Missile Defense and SMDC Requirements." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
Evening, Republican presidential debate. Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA. Broadcast on CNN.
Sept. 16-18 or week of Sept. 21
House of Representatives floor action on a Continuing Resolution for appropriations for fiscal year 2016 (estimate). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN.
7:30 a.m.-1:40 p.m., Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Global Strike Command; Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration; retired Gen. Larry Welch; retired Gen. Robert Kehler; Frank Miller, Scowcroft Group; and Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, Director Navy Strategic Systems Programs, "Conference on the Enduring Value of Nuclear Deterrence." Sponsored by the Minot [ND] Task Force 21, At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP by email.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Peter Galbraith, former professor, National War College; Jim Walsh, MIT; and Angela Canterbury, Council for a Livable World, "Boston to Tehran: On the Edge of Progress." Sponsored by the Council for a Livable World. At the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon St., Third Floor, Boston. Register online.
10:00-11:30 a.m., Bishop Oscar Cantú, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; former Sen. Sam Nunn, Nuclear Threat Initiative; and Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic University of America, "The Pope and the Bomb: New Nuclear Dangers and Moral Dilemmas." Sponsored by the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, and five other organizations. 1777 F St. NW, First Floor Conference Room, Washington.
End of the 12-day period for President Obama to veto the resolution of disapproval on Iran's nuclear program if the resolution is passed on Sept. 17. The president does not have to wait the full 12 days to veto the resolution.
Due date for congressional adoption of a Continuing Resolution for appropriations for fiscal year 2016.
Sept. or Oct.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of Laura Holgate to be the Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (estimate). 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
House and Senate floor votes on the override of President Obama's veto of the resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear agreement (estimates). The House will vote first. The votes could be earlier if the president vetoes the resolution before Sept. 29. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.
End of the 10-day period for the House and Senate to vote to override the president's veto on the resolution of disapproval on Iran's nuclear program if the resolution is vetoed on Sept. 29. Congress does not have to wait the full 10 days to vote on the veto override.
House and Senate Columbus Day recess. House recess goes through Oct. 19.
Columbus Day (federal holiday).
Democratic presidential debate. Las Vegas, NV. Broadcast on CNN.
Republican presidential debate. University of Colorado in Boulder. Broadcast on CNBC. Debate will focus on economic issues.
National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.
House and Senate floor action on the conference report on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 1735 and S. 1376, which includes the nuclear weapons and nonproliferation programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (estimates). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, submits an assessment to the Board of Governors on outstanding issues regarding military aspects of Iran’s nuclear program. Vienna.
Republican presidential debate. City TBA, NV. Broadcast on CNN.
House and Senate adjournment (tentative).
Democratic presidential debate. Manchester, NH. Broadcast on ABC News.
Dec. 19-Jan. 4
House and Senate Christmas-New Year's recess
Fifth anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty on a 71-26 vote. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.