Bipartisan Bill Would Make Daylight Savings Permanent

The Washington Post reports:

The Sunshine Protection Act, proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with four Republican and three Democratic senators, says we should ditch standard time since we only use it four months of the year, from November to March.

“The call to end the antiquated practice of clock changing is gaining momentum throughout the nation,” Rubio said in a statement.

Florida’s state legislature passed its own version of the bill in 2018, as have 15 other states, including California, Oregon, Tennessee and Maine. Individual states, however, aren’t permitted to change their DST schedules without federal approval from the Department of Transportation, which means an act of Congress would be required.

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