Bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent passes Senate, heads to House

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By Jon Brown, Fox News

The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent Tuesday that would make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent.

The bipartisan “Sunshine Protection Act of 2021” was introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, including James Lankford, R-Okla.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.; Rick Scott, R-Fla.; and Ed Markey, D-Mass.

The bill is now headed to the House. If passed, it will not go into effect until November 2023.

“The good news is that we can get this passed. We don’t have to keep doing this stupidity anymore. Why we would enshrine this in our laws and keep it for so long is beyond me,” Rubio said Tuesday on the Senate floor. “Hopefully, this is the year that this gets done. And pardon the pun, but this is an idea whose time has come.”

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