2:00 p.m., House and Senate return from their Election Day recesses.
3:00-4:30 p.m., Robert Litwak, Wilson Center; Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; and Jay Solomon, Wall Street Journal, "Prospects for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran." Wilson Center, Sixth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington.
President Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Beijing.
House of Representatives floor action on a second Continuing Resolution or an Omnibus Appropriation bill (estimate).
Week of Nov. 17, 24 or Dec.
Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on the nomination of Robert Scher to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs (estimate). Room TBA, Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Week of Nov. 17, 24 or Dec.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hearing on the nomination of Richard Verma to be ambassador to India (estimate). 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Week of Nov. 17, 24 or Dec.
Senate floor vote on the nomination of Frank Rose to be Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance (estimate).
Noon-1:30 p.m., Join Mark Tokola, former deputy chief of mission, U.S. Embassy in South Korea; Bruce Klingner, former CIA deputy division chief for Korea; Fred Fleitz, former CIA analyst; and Bruce Bechtol, former senior intelligence analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency, "Eyes on North Korea: Threats from the Hermit Kingdom." International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW, Washington. Tickets are $12.
Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Quaker Public Policy Institute. Citizen advocates will urge members of Congress to let diplomacy work on the eve of the deadline for a final U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. Policy briefing on Iran will feature Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (retired). Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW and Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington. Register online
House of Representatives Thanksgiving recess.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers), annual meeting. Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, and on Capitol Hill. Register online.
Target date for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.
Week of Nov. 24
Russian navy test launches its Bulava ballistic missile from the submarine Alexander Nevsky. White Sea to the Kura Test Range, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
Week of Nov. 24, Dec. 1 or 8
Senate floor action on a second Continuing Resolution or an Omnibus Appropriation bill (estimate).
Senate Thanksgiving recess.
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise submits its final report to Congress (Public Law 112-239, Sec. 3166).
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, meeting of the Group of Eminent Persons on entering into force of the treaty. Budapest, Hungary.
Office of Management and Budget returns revised budgets, known as passbacks, to federal agencies for fiscal year 2016 (estimate; may be delayed). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 2 (tentative).
Week of Dec. 1 or 8
House and Senate floor action on the annual defense authorization bill (possible).
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; James Acton, Carnegie Endowment; Andreas Persbo, Verification Research, Training and Information Centre; and other speakers. "The Prague Agenda 2014." Sponsored by the Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry and Institute of International Relations (Prague). Czernin Palace, Great Hall and Mirror Hall, Prague.
2:00-5:30 p.m., Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony de Frum; Pho van den Biesen, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA); Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs; and David Krieger, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, "Back to the International Court of Justice: The Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Lawsuits." Sponsored by IALANA and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. At Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, Vienna.
20th anniversary of the START I treaty entering into force. The treaty reduced the number of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons by 80 percent to 6,000 each.
Fourth 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.
9:00 p.m., President Obama gives the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN, broadcast on other networks and webcast on the White House website.
Afternoon, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz presents the Energy Department's annual budget (tentative). Energy Department, Large Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington. Posted on the Energy Department website.
Defense and Energy Departments submit to Congress an annual 10-year plan for the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons delivery systems and nuclear weapons command and control system ("1043 report") (tentative) (Public Law 112-81, Sec. 1043).
House and Senate Presidents Day recesses (estimates).
National Nuclear Security Administration submits to Congress a biannual report on the plan for stewardship, management and certification of warheads in the nuclear weapons stockpile (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2523).
Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, attends the sixth P5 conference. London. The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference at the United Nations (April 27-May 22) is on the agenda.
Fifth anniversary of the signing of the New START Treaty by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Prague. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.
Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, and perhaps Washington and other U.S. cities.
President Obama attends the G-20 summit. City TBA, Turkey.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, meeting of the Group of Eminent Persons on entering into force of the treaty. City Hiroshima, Japan.
Russian navy test launches its Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Vladimir Monomakh and Alexander Nevsky submarines. From east of the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean to the Chizha test range, Kanin Peninsula, Russia.
Federal budget year begins.
11:00 a.m. Norwegian time (5:00 a.m. EDT), Nobel Peace Prize announced (estimate). Oslo, Norway.