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Monday’s Post-Dispatch summary of proposed legislation before Congress last week identified two areas of immediate concern that were not even approved for discussion.

The first, HR 6479, would prohibit the sale of “junk insurance” health plans designed to skirt core values protected by the Affordable Care Act. Every single GOP representative in the St. Louis area voted not to even debate this issue.

The same cast of partisan characters voted unanimously not to debate HR 6494, which would have imposed financial sanctions on any country, individual or entity found to have interfered with a U.S. election since 2015.

I thought these folks were elected to represent us. Each of these issues certainly deserves a fulsome debate. If our current representatives are too cowardly to do even that much, then it is time to elect someone who will.

Rose Lockwood  •  O’Fallon, Mo.