Well good gaht almighty, my seasonal depression has been cured.
According to the HuffPost, the Senate passed legislation to make daylight saving time permanent year round for the entire U.S.
The surprise bill is titled the “Sunshine Protection Act,” and was co-sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I), and it was passed unanimously.
Rubio noted that increased heart attacks and car accidents during standard time played a role in passing the bill, as well as people enjoying longer days.
Funny guy Rubio said as he asked the Senate to pass the bill:
“Pardon the pun, but this is an idea whose time has come.”
However, The House still has to approve the legislation, and President Joe Biden would still need to sign it for it to become a law.
Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said:
“The clock is ticking to get the job done so we never have to switch our clocks again. So I urge my colleagues in the House to act as swiftly as the Senate.
Let’s get this bill on President Biden’s desk and deliver more sunshine to Americans across the country.”
Permanent daylight saving wouldn’t become a thing until 2023 at the earliest, to allow airlines and other companies to have time to adjust schedules. Well hell yeah, it looks like those long days very well could be here to stay in these upcoming years.
And just when you thought Congress couldn’t get anything done…
BREAKING—a bill to make Daylight Savings permanent just passed the US Senate by **Unanimous Consent** (S.623: Sunshine Protection Act, as amended to make Daylight Saving Time permanent). It only needs to now pass the House before going to Biden’s desk!