What Ben White is watching in 2020 (other than the US election) | US Politics in :60 | GZERO Media

What Ben White is watching in 2020 (other than the US election) | US Politics in :60 | GZERO Media


Hi, I’m Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico, with your New Year’s Week edition of US Politics In just 60 Seconds. Alright, let’s start the clock. Well, Nancy Pelosi has a long list, but she’s cited a background check bill, a paycheck fairness bill, a climate action bill, an immigration bill as some of the major ones that got through the House but died in the Senate. Well, it’ll look a lot like it did under NAFTA. But in fact, there’s some estimates that it might slow trade down just a little bit because there are new restrictions on labor, particularly on the Mexican side. So, some estimates say it might slow trade by just a tiny bit. But it’ll be very similar to what it was under NAFTA. I’d say it’s the economy, where the economy goes. Do the trade deals and the Phase 1 agreement with China really boost economic growth? Is there more capital expenditure? Does manufacturing get back on track? That’ll play out in the election, but it’s a big story. The Fed is on the sidelines. So, what does the economy do in 2020? I’ll be watching that. Happy New Year. I’m Ben White from Politico.