A proposal to remove the Mississippi state flag from the House side of the U.S. Capitol is on hold until Congress hears from their state legislature in 2016.
Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that a resolution to remove the flag was offered by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the sole Democrat and black congressman from Mississippi.
The proposal is getting pushback from Committee on House Administration Chair Candice Miller (R-Mich.) who said the move would be unprecedented and required input from the state's legislature when they reconvene next year.
"Without a doubt, the unprecedented step of removing a state flag from our nation's Capitol would be a most serious act and something which requires thoughtful deliberation and input from all parties, especially from those whose flag is being debated for removal," Miller wrote in a letter in a letter Tuesday to Democrats.
"I would also like to hear from elected leaders at Mississippi's state level," Miller continued. "The Mississippi legislature is scheduled to convene in 2016, and state lawmakers have said they plan to address the issue at that time."
Thompson said in his floor remarks that removing the flag of the state he represents is "the right thing to do" because it has Confederate symbols on it.