2017 (MMXVII) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade. The events of the final two episodes of Season 5 take place in 2017.
- January 2: The 115th United States Congress is sworn in.
- January 3: The U.S. House votes on who will become President between Selina Meyer and Bill O'Brien. No candidate receives a necessary 26 votes and the vote will go to the Senate.
- January 4: Selina asks Tom James for the role of Secretary of State, and finally accepts the role of Vice President.
- January 5: U.S. Senate votes on which running mate will assume the role of President. Laura Montez wins, and is set to become the next President.
- January 20: Inauguration of Laura Montez; Tibet is freed.