Congress to add 2 months to Daylight Savings Time

Well, it’s a start: Congress to add 2 months to Daylight Savings Time.


Congressional leaders of both parties have signed off on a proposal, being considered in Washington this week, to start Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday of November. They say it would save energy.

If the president signs the bill, the new law would take effect immediately, extending Daylight Saving Time by one month this fall. Currently, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ends at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.

Me, I’d like to keep DST year-round.


Comments

  1. Excellent suggestion. It’s the switching back and forth that bothers me. Let’s just pick one and stay with it.

  2. I’m with you–all year around. I was surprised at the arguments against it–airlines, farmers, and even some religious folks(!)

  3. Ugh. How awful. I have to admit that I really dislike daylight savings time. I love the summer months when we have more light in the evenings. For people with SAD who work in offices, this will mean even fewer months to be able to enjoy the sunlight when they get off of work. For parents who work, it will mean less time to get outside and play with their children after work. I really don’t see where daylight savings time benefits anyone. Especially the school children that it was originally supposed to be helping. I remember as a child thinking that I’d much rather be heading to school as the sun came up and having more time to play in the evenings than have it get dark so quickly after I got out of school.

  4. Oops, read this wrong. I was thinking about standard time. Please ignore the previous rant.

    Tab

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