Whatever happened to making daylight saving time permanent?
The Sunshine Protection Act must have been signed into law by now, right?
You may remember back in March of this year that the U.S. Senate passed unanimously the bi-partisan Sunshine Protect Act, which makes daylight saving time permanent. As the majority of Americans begin dreading the thought of ‘falling back’ on Sunday, Nov. 6, some are starting to ask if the Sunshine Protection Act ever got signed by President Joe Biden.
Not only did President Biden not sign the Sunshine Protection Act, it never even reached the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. A bill in which most Americans supported and looked forward to having passed and signed into law, never saw the light of day.
Like with most legislation, many details within the Sunshine Protection Act never got widely reported. One such detail is that making daylight saving time permanent wouldn’t have gone into effect until Nov. 2023. Meaning, it doesn’t matter if Speaker Pelosi chooses to rush the bill to the House floor for a vote before this Nov. 6, most Americans need to get mentally prepared to set their clocks back two days before midterm election day.
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