Proposal to Remove Mississippi State Flag from U.S. Capitol on Hold

A Democrat takes issue with the Confederate battle emblem that appears on his state's official flag.

The Mississippi State flags flies April 17, 2001 in Pascagoula, MS.

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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.

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