10:30 a.m., Olli Heinonen, former Deputy Director, International Atomic Energy Agency; Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, former commander of the USS Cole; and Alireza Jafarzadeh, National Council of Resistance of Iran, "Iran Deal Verification Problems." National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington.
9:30 a.m., Senate Armed Services Committee, hearing on "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Military Balance in the Middle East," with witnesses TBA. G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
10:00 a.m., U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon meets with President Obama. White House, Washington.
Noon-1:30 p.m., retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, American Security Project; retired Adm. William Fallon; Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; and Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor, "Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal." American Security Project, 1100 New York Ave. NW, Seventh Floor, West Tower, Washington. RSVP online.
10:00 .m., Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, hearing on "The Implications of Sanctions Relief under the Iran Agreement,” with Wendy Sherman, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs; Adam Szubin, Acting Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; Juan Zarate, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mark Dubowitz, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Matthew Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Nicholas Burns, Harvard University. 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
House Foreign Affairs Committee, markup of a disapproval bill on the Iran nuclear agreement (estimate). 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Week of Sept. 8
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, markup of a disapproval bill on the Iran nuclear agreement (estimate). Room TBA, Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset. Through Sept. 15.
Federal agencies submit their initial budgets to the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2017 (estimate). Final budgets are to be submitted to Congress on Feb. 1.
House and Senate floor action on a disapproval bill on the Iran nuclear agreement (estimates). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
International Atomic Energy Agency submits addition 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.
Republican presidential debate. Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA. Broadcast on CNN.
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.
Due date for House and Senate to pass a disapproval bill on the Iran nuclear agreement.
Due date for President Obama to veto the bill of disapproval on Iran's nuclear program (could be vetoed earlier).
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President Obama. White House, Washington.
Sept. or Oct.
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. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, "Keeping Space for Peace." Various locations.
House and Senate floor votes on the override of President Obama veto of the disapproval bill on the Iran nuclear agreement (could be earlier depending on the date of the veto). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
Due date for the and the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve the Possible Military Dimension (PMD) issues in Iran's nuclear program.
International Atomic Energy Agency reports to its Board of Governors on outstanding issues regarding military aspects of Iran’s nuclear program. Vienna.
Republican presidential debate. Las Vegas. Broadcast on CNN.
House and Senate adjournment (tentative).
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.