(USNewsBreak.com) – Spring ahead and fall back are concepts Americans know quite well. But is the observance of Daylight Saving Time (DST) still relevant? That question is making its way through Congress as legislators introduce a bill to wipe out the biannual time change.
The Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 passed the Senate on March 15. The bill would make DST permanent, ending the moving of clocks forward or backward one hour in the spring and fall. It had unanimous bipartisan support, which is a rare thing these days. The legislation now moves to the US House of Representatives.
'An idea who's time has come': U.S. Senate passes proposal to make daylight saving time permanent
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The bill recognizes the strain changing the clocks has on citizens. Lawmakers spoke in support of it, saying it’s needless to adhere to the outdated practice and the time has come to end it. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) noted that parents of young children would rejoice as getting little ones on a schedule is difficult enough without this disruption twice a year.
If it passes the House, the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 will require the president’s signature to become law. But with such strong support from both sides of the aisle, it seems unlikely President Biden would veto it. Even then, Americans would have to continue observing DST because the bill would not stop the practice until November 2023 due to requests by some industries to allow for schedule adjustments.
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