2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade. The events of episodes nine and ten of season three, season four, and episodes one through eight of season five of Veep took place mostly in 2016.
- January 21: Joe Thornhill wins the Iowa caucus.
- January 23: President Stuart Hughes announces he is resigning.
- January 24: VP Selina Meyer becomes the 45th President of the United States.
- January 26: Danny Chung wins the New Hampshire primary.
- President Meyer delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress.
- President Meyer hosts a state dinner with the Israeli Prime Minister.
- March 24: Selina gives an interview with CBS This Morning, mentioning Jennifer Graham, a nine-year-old girl with H.I.V.
- March 25: The staff learns of the first data breach, in which a staffer hacked the medical records of Jennifer Graham; Selina holds a rally in Towson, Maryland.
- March 28: Easter Egg Roll; Dan Egan fired from White House.
- May 3: Following a very successful middle east peace tour, Selina goes to Iran to free detained reporter Leon West.
- 2016 Democratic National Convention, Selina Meyer and Tom James officially become the 2016 Democratic Party presidential ticket.
- 2016 Republican National Convention, Bill O'Brien and Laura Montez officially become the 2016 Republican Party presidential ticket.
- Selina and Tom James visit Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maine on Presidential Campaign; Hurricane supposed to hit North Carolina, veers south and hits Florida.
- September 30: Intruder breaks into White House; Selina has night to herself with old friends.
- U.S. House votes against Families First Bill; Selina catches the flu; Data breach scandal escalates.
- November 8: United States presidential election, 2016.
- November 9: CNN projects that the election will end in a tie; DOW Jones experiences 4th largest drop in history; Selina addresses nation; Nevada ballot results are contested.
- November 10: Tom James is named economy czar; Selina holds symposium on race; Bill Ericcson arrested.
- November 11: Full state recount in Nevada is green-lit; Selina meets Charlie Baird.
- November 12: Selina learns that Charlie has ties to Bill O'Brien.
- November 13: Selina goes on a date with Charlie.
- November 14: Selina does an interview for Catherine's film.
- November 15: Selina accidentally sends a mean tweet, blames it on the Chinese hackers.
- November 16: Selina attends a Museum Gala in New York; Whitman meeting in Nevada; Bob Bradley discovered to be mentally unfit.
- November 17: Bob Bradley returns to the White House, Selina sends him to the basement as the "cyber security czar"; Missing ballots discovered in Nevada, recount deadline extended.
- November 18: Selina's mother dies, spends night at her mother's home.
- November 19: Selina demands that the Nevada recount be stopped.
- November 20: Funeral for Selina's mother; Bill O'Brien pronounced winner of Nevada recount.
- November 21: Dan's first day back in D.C.; Amy comes close to asking Dan out, but Dan gets a call from her sister.
- November 23: Presidential Turkey Pardon.
- November 24: Thanksgiving Day; Selina gets plastic surgery; Congressman Sherman dies; Jeff Kane asks Jonah to run for Congress in New Hampshire.
- November 26: Selina travels to South China Seas to give Thanksgiving food to U.S. Troops.
- December 9: Dow Jones drops precipitously; Politico posts an article saying someone called Selina the c-word; Jonah Ryan focus group testing.
- December 10: Jonah begins trashing Selina at a campaign rally.
- December 11: Photo Op: Selina's Holiday Shopping at bookstore; Charlie leaves Selina.
- December 12: Dow Jones up 12 points; Catherine reveals she's a lesbian, in a relationship with Marjorie; Mike catches Tom at a Korean BBQ place with Speaker Marwood and Sidney Purcell.
- December 14: Selina conducts a meeting discussing the Congressional Ball, Tom's meeting with Purcell, and Mike's impending termination.
- December 15: White House Congressional Ball.
- December 16: Gary has couch in Green Room removed after Tom and Selina have sex on it.
- December 19: Selina and Meyer family go to Camp David; Selina conducts peace talks with China; Jonah shoots himself in the foot.
- December 20: NRA begins launching ads attacking Judy Sherman; Selina learns she could be the woman who frees Tibet.
- December 21: Selina signs deal with the Chinese, leaves Camp David; New Hampshire Special Congressional Election, Jonah Ryan elected congressman.
- December 22: Catherine goes to Marjorie's parents home at the Chippewa-Cree Reservation in Montana. They subsequently get into a fight.
- December 26: Selina films an interview for Catherine's documentary, consoles a heart broken Catherine.
- December 28: Mike accidentally walks in on an interview with Selina and Mike's replacement.