Iran is the topic at the Senate Banking Committee, where officials from the State and Treasury departments are set to testify on economic sanctions against Tehran.
Afghanistan is expected to be front and center when President Barack Obama briefs congressional leaders about his Afghan strategy.
Pakistan‘s foreign minister has a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Dalai Lama is in town, too, meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and getting a human rights award.
In the background is the steady drumbeat of the healthcare debate, the fight over climate change legislation and defense spending.