WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler issued the following statement last night on President Trump’s address calling for a border wall:

“Regarding the President’s speech last night calling on Republicans and Democrats to come together to provide increased funding for border security, I believe the President is right: we must prioritize border security. Open borders have caused the lives of loved ones to be stolen, women and children to be victimized by traffickers, and drugs to be leaked into our Missouri communities. Submitting to the status quo is hurting our American way of life, and it cannot continue.”