8:00-9:30 p.m., Steven Goldberg, former assistant to the director of Argonne National Laboratory, and James Acton, Carnegie Endowment, "Shedding Light on the Iran Nuclear Agreement." A two-part discussion with the first event on Aug. 20.Tikvat Israel, Sanctuary, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD. RSVP by Aug. 19 to the Tikvat Israel Office by email or at (301) 762-7338. Suggested donation is $5.
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 speakers TBA. At the Carnegie Endowment, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
2:00 p.m., House and Senate return from their summer recesses.
2:00 p.m., Senate begins floor action on the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, H.J.Res. 61. (The resolution being used is a legislative vehicle. The Iran language will replace the current text.) Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
Time TBA, "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.
Sept. 10 or 11
Senate floor vote on the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, H.J.Res. 61 (estimate). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Sept. 11, 16 or 17
House floor action and vote on the resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement, H.J.Res. 61 (estimate). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN.
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.
End of the 60-day congressional review period of the Iran nuclear agreement.
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.