Thursday: Violence Against Women reauthorization in the Senate

Also today, the Senate is expected to swear in Sen.-designate William Cowan (D-Mass.), who replaced Sen. John KerryJohn Kerry5 reasons Trump's final debate performance sealed his 2016 coffin US pledges to do all it can to fight 'grave threat' of nuclear North Korea Armani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner MORE (D-Mass.) when Kerry left to head the State Department.

The House is out until next week.