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Bishop Bill Empowers States to Decide Daylight Saving Time

March 12, 2019
Press Release

In July of 2018, Rep. Rob Bishop introduced the Daylight Act. The bill empowers states to decide how daylight saving time will be observed. The legislation allows states to determine whether they will continue under the status quo, operate year-round under daylight saving time, or operate year-round under standard time. Currently, states are prohibited from operating under year-round daylight saving time.

Bishop released the VIDEO STATEMENT below, and reintroduced the measure, H.R. 1601, in the 116th Congress on March 7, 2019.

The morning after Americans around the country set their clocks forward an hour, returning todaylight time, President Trump expressed his support for permanent daylight saving Time, one of the options allowed for in Rep. Bishop’s Daylight Act.