U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL) released a statement ahead of Daylight Saving Time on his legislation that will allow states to stay on Daylight Saving Time year-round.
“Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat everyone agrees that changing our clocks twice a year is an outdated nuisance. Last year, Alabama passed legislation to stay on Daylight Saving Time year-round but it takes an Act of Congress to allow them to actually make the change. This is why I introduced legislation that will allow states to stay on Daylight Saving Time year-round. Changing the clocks twice a year is an antiquated practice and studies have shown that year-round Daylight Saving Time has potentially huge benefits for the economy and people’s health. Currently states can opt to stay on Standard Time year-round but they cannot currently opt to stay on Daylight Saving Time year-round — my legislation would fix that problem.”
Last year, the Alabama legislature passed legislation that would put Alabama on Daylight Saving Time year-round. However, an Act of Congress must be passed to allow states to make this change.
Rogers’ bill will allow any state that wants to change to year-round Daylight Saving Time to make that change.