After a Senate hearing Tuesday on sexual assault in the military forced the country's top brass to admit the issue's severity, the country waits to see if 25 years of the status quo will finally come to an end. We'll talk to three of the women leading the charge in Congress. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., both members of the Armed Services Committee, participated in the hearings this week. Gillibrand put forward one of seven legislative proposals currently before the committee attempting to remove the decision to prosecute these crimes from the typical military chain of command. We'll also hear from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who's proposing similar legislation in the House, called the STOP Act.
We'll also talk to two top House members to discuss the newest revelations of the nation's secret terrorist snooping programs and new instances of abuse within the IRS, plus the Benghazi investigation and immigration reform. Joining us will be Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
We'll talk about all of that and the latest developments overseas with our foreign policy panel. This week France presented evidence that the Syrian regime has, in fact, used chemical weapons. At the same time, the United Nations released a report citing examples of both sides breaking international law. Will proposed peace talks actually happen? And coming up this weekend, President Obama meets with new Chinese President Xi Jinping. Will the meeting be a defining moment for the future of U.S./China relations? The New York Times' David Sanger, the Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Harvard University's Joseph Nye and CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan will tackle all of that and more.
Finally, we'll talk to Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich, who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history on Friday. What does he see as his biggest accomplishment and biggest regret?
It's all coming up on "Face the Nation." Check your local listings.