The special House committee investigating the Benghazi attack and its aftermath plans to hold its first public hearing in the week of Sept. 14, Fox News has learned.

The long-awaited hearing is scheduled for the second week Congress is back after a lengthy summer recess. The hearing also comes less than two months before the November midterm elections.

The hearing is expected to focus on the State Department's Accountability Review Board, which examined Benghazi's aftermath. The board published a report chronicling what was known about the 2012 Benghazi attack, in which four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens were killed.

Witnesses have not yet been announced. The Accountability Review Board was chaired by former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and vice chaired by former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.

To date, most of the committee's work has been conducted in closed session.

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report.