A Time Change: Trump Backs Permanent Daylight Saving

Trump Making daylight saving time permanent is ‘OK with

Trump Making daylight saving time permanent is ‘OK with

President Trump said Monday that he would be "O.K." with extending daylight saving time to be year-round, becoming the most prominent politician yet to support opting out of the biannual clock-changing ritual.

His tweet followed the introduction of a bill last week by Sen. Voters in California previous year passed a ballot proposition to make daylight saving time permanent.

This change could soon become a reality, as Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott recently filed legislation that would do exactly that. Another Florida Republican, Rep. Vern Buchanan, introduced matching legislation of the Sunshine Protection Act in the House.

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If the bill is approved, clocks would be set ahead one hour permanently, giving everyone an extra hour of sunlight in the evening during the winter months. The tradition dates to World War I, when it was meant to save on energy costs and supplies, and it has been a federal standard for more than 50 years. Sunset happened before 8 p.m. and people turned on lights. The law was repealed after the war ended, but was re-established by Congress during World War II due to energy consumption.

Daylight saving time was implemented haphazardly for decades, until Congress passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966 to bring some order to the system. It codified daylight saving time, although it has been periodically modified, particularly the start and end dates.

Currently, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow the Daylight Saving Time switch, and neither do the United States territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

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