2017 in the United States

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2017
in
the United States

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Events in the year 2017 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

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Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 20: Donald Trump becomes President

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

April 6: The U.S. directly attacks the Syrian government for the first time in the Syrian Civil War

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 9 – It is reported that President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.[122]
  • July 11 – Donald Trump Jr. releases email transcripts, via Twitter, showing he was offered "sensitive" information about Hillary Clinton from a Russian contact, and replied "I love it".[123][124]
  • July 15 – Police officer Mohamed Noor murders Australian woman Justine Damond near her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota after she called 9-1-1 to report a nearby assault. The police officers did not have their body cameras turned on and the reason for the shooting is unclear, prompting protests in the city.[125]
  • July 18 – A Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace large portions of Obamacare fails to win enough support to pass.[126]
  • July 20 – Former US football star and actor O.J. Simpson is granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison.[127]
  • July 21 – White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns in protest at the appointment of communications director Anthony Scaramucci.[128]
  • July 22 – In a tweet, President Trump asserts his “complete power to pardon.” This follows reports that he had been discussing his ability to pardon people under investigation for possible ties between his campaign and Russia meddling with the 2016 election.[129][130]
  • July 24 – President Trump sparks controversy after giving a highly politicized speech to approximately 35,000 Boy Scouts at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.[131][132]
  • July 25
    • The US Senate votes to start debating a new Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare.[133]
    • The US House of Representatives votes to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, despite President Trump objecting to the legislation.[134]
  • July 26
    • The President tweets that transgender people cannot serve in "any capacity" in the US military.[135]
    • The first gene editing of human embryos in the USA is reported to have taken place, using CRISPR.[136][137]
    • The United States men's national soccer team defeats Jamaica 2-1 in the final to win the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup title, their 6th overall.
    • The FBI raids the home of Paul Manafort, a former chairman of the Trump campaign, regarding potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.[138]
  • July 27
    • Jeff Bezos briefly becomes the world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates with a net worth of just over $90 billion. He loses the title later in the day when Amazon's stock drops, returning him to second place with a net worth just below $90 billion.[139]
    • In a 235-192 vote, the House passes a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico and a large budget increase for the Pentagon.[140]
    • A third attempt to repeal Obamacare fails after it is voted down by 51 votes to 49. Three Republicans – John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – vote against the bill.[141]
  • July 28
    • Reince Priebus is removed as White House Chief of Staff, with President Trump naming General John Kelly as his replacement.[142]
    • President Trump removes Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, just ten days after his appointment.[143]
    • It is reported that President Trump personally dictated his son Donald Trump Jr's statement on his talks with a Russian lawyer during the election campaign.[144]

August[edit]

August 12: The Unite the Right rally left three people dead

September[edit]

September 13: Los Angeles is awarded the rights to host the 2028 Summer Olympics

October[edit]

October 1: Flowers adorn the Las Vegas sign after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history

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