WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar held a conference call with reporters last week to discuss USMCA.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is the successor trade pact to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Cuellar calls it NAFTA 2.0.

Cuellar argues that USMCA is 95 percent the same as NAFTA but says the five percent that is different is important.

In the conference call, Cuellar also discusses language he helped add to USMCA that provides more funding for the North American Development Bank.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above podcast shows trucks lining up at the Cordova-Las Americas international bridge to cross with their cargo from Mexico into the United States in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Photo: Christian Torrez/AP)