The House Speaker said she sees no need for it. Pelosi, D-Calif., says Jackson was a great performer, but she thinks the resolution is unnecessary.
The top lawmaker 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."
"We're into popular culture now," she said when asked about the resolution, according to Politico.com.
Such a resolution is a nonbinding but symbolic expression from lawmakers -- so it's unclear why Pelosi would be so against it.