Jackson Lee introduces bill to (probably) honor M.J.

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Tex.) introduced legislation yesterday that seems almost certainly intended to honor the late Michael Jackson.

The bill, entitled "A Tribute to an American Legend and Musical Icon," was introduced yesterday, and full text is not yet available.

But in a bizarre twist, the legislation has been referred to the....House Foreign Affairs Committee? Huh? Is this a bilateral resolution with Canada to jointly honor MJ's contribution to North American culture or something?

Thus far, the legislation has garnered only one co-sponsor: Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.)

On Friday, the House observed a moment of silence in the King of Pop's honor. That effort was spearheaded by the Congressional Black Caucus, of which Jackson-Lee and Watson are both members.

"All those that stand with us send our condolences and heartfelt sorrow," Watson said on the House floor yesterday.