- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 9, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees no need for a House resolution in praise of Michael Jackson.

Pelosi, D-Calif., says Jackson was a great performer, but she thinks the resolution is unnecessary.

She said at a news conference Thursday that lawmakers could honor Jackson in speeches in the House. But she said a resolution would open up Jackson’s life to “contrary views that are not necessary at this time.”

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, has proposed the resolution in Jackson’s honor.

Such a resolution is a nonbinding but symbolic expression from lawmakers.

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