Fortunately, there is finally some hope there will be action by Congress. A bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators have introduced the “Sunshine Protection Act of 2021.” This legislation will end the twice-yearly clock-changing practices and make DST permanent.
If we allow year-round DST, it will not be a first for the United States. During the WWII years of 1942-1945, we had DST throughout the year. This was also in place in 1974-75. We should have never reverted back to changing our clocks, but we did.
Now, with bipartisan support, we can end the madness. Unlike much of the discussion on Capitol Hill, this issue crosses party lines. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), a co-sponsor of the “Sunshine Protection Act,” said
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) is another sponsor of the legislation. She believes our country should make DST permanent because of “The public safety improvements, economic benefits, and the wellbeing of the American people.”

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