U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to keep daylight saving time nationwide.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 14, 2018
The “Sunshine Protection Act” and the “Sunshine State Act” were introduced on Wednesday with the first bill making daylight saving time permanent across the country and the second bill allowing the State of Florida to remain in daylight saving time independent from the rest of the country.
The "Sunshine Protection Act" passed its first committee stop this week, which would urge Congress to let Florida spring forward and stay there year-round! It would also put the Florida panhandle in the Eastern Time Zone. Read the bill here: https://t.co/eSr6ZbPFNh pic.twitter.com/vRcqLvlQbm
— Greg Steube (@gregsteube) January 25, 2018
Currently daylight saving time runs from March to November, however last week the Florida Legislature agreed to let the state adopt year-round daylight saving time. That change cannot take effect unless Congress changes the federal law.