WASHINGTON — Senators caught astir of America by astonishment connected Tuesday erstwhile they unanimously passed a bill that would marque daylight redeeming time imperishable nationwide.
The Sunshine Protection Act, which was conscionable introduced past week, inactive needs to walk the House and past would request President Joe Biden’s signature to go law. But its unanimous transition successful the Senate indicates wide enactment for ne'er having to crook the nation’s clocks backmost again and giving Americans different hr of day sunlight successful the winter.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, the pb sponsor of the bill, has agelong pushed to marque daylight redeeming clip permanent, but this is the archetypal clip his authorities has passed the Senate. In a video past week earlier the US sprung forward, Rubio said, “Switching successful and retired of Daylight Saving Time is outdated, and it's lone a root of annoyance and confusion. Frankly, it's conscionable dumb, and there's conscionable nary different mode to accidental it.”
Twenty states, including Florida, person taken steps to instrumentality with daylight redeeming clip year-round, but Congress needs to walk this instrumentality for those to instrumentality effect, Rubio said. The measure volition let states to walk their ain laws to proceed changing their clocks doubly per twelvemonth if they privation to instrumentality with the existent norm successful astir of the county; Arizona and Hawaii don’t observe daylight saving...