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#LockTheClock. Make Daylight Saving Time permanent: Sens. Patty Murray and Marco Rubio

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Were you one of the hundreds of millions of people who woke up a couple of Sundays ago feeling cheated out of an hour of sleep? Join the club. From Seattle to South Florida, for the vast majority of Americans who experience it every year, losing that hour — the annual “spring forward” — is a needless inconvenience and relic of a bygone era.

Thankfully, there’s a solution. Our Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 would extend Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanently, so Americans can enjoy having sunlight during their most productive hours of the day and never have to worry about changing their clocks again. It’s a bipartisan effort, and support is only growing in Congress and around the country.

More sunshine, less depression

The history of resetting our clocks semiannually dates back a full century. The practice was originally conceived as a wartime effort; during World War I, Germany wanted to conserve coal used to fuel light sources, so it mandated changing clocks to save more daylight during productive hours. The idea took off internationally and was quickly adopted worldwide.



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