Bipartisan bills to approve the Keystone XL pipeline permit have now been introduced in both the House and the Senate. The House bill, H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, was introduced on March 15 by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) along with two other Republicans and two Democrats. House Republican leadership has said the measure will be voted upon before Memorial Day. The Senate counterpart, S. 582, was introduced by Sens. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Max Baucus (D-MT) on March 14. That measure is unlikely to clear the Senate as it would need 60 votes to defeat procedural hurdles.