Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline


A Republican Congressman on Friday introduced a bill that would give Congress the power to approve TransCanada Corp's  Keystone XL pipeline and said he hopes to have the bill ready for a vote by the House of Representatives by the end of May.

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"Our intent is to bring it to the House floor prior to Memorial Day,'' said Michigan Rep. Ted Upton.

The House bill would be a companion to a bipartisan version introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.