03/15/2013 10:45 am ET Updated May 15, 2013

Fred Upton, Michigan Congressman, Introduces Keystone Pipeline Approval Bill

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - 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.

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

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

CORRECTION: A previous version from Reuters misidentified the name of Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).