The Republican who heads the congressional committee considering a measure to remove the Mississippi state flag from the House side of the U.S. Capitol says she wants to hear from the Mississippi legislature—which does not convene until 2016.

The resolution to remove the Mississippi flag, which exhibits in an upper corner the emblem of the Confederate battle flag, was offered by Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi.

“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,” writes Committee on House Administration Chair Candice Miller of Michigan in a letter Tuesday to Democrats.

“I would also like to hear from elected leaders at Mississippi’s state level,” Miller goes on to write.

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