Democratic and Republican lawmakers are pushing new legislation concerning Daylight Saving Time.
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), James Lankford (R-OK), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Ed Markey (D-MA) are reintroducing the Sunshine Protection Act to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent across the country.
Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday, March 14, and lasts through November 7.
While giving a statement, the senators said their bill would apply to the majority of U.S. states which observe DST. If the bill became law, no one would be asked to change their clocks twice a year.
According to the latest studies, losing an hour results in a lack of sleep and is the main cause of accidents in the spring, workplace injuries, suicide, and miscarriages. The early evening darkness in the fall has been associated with depression. The risk of getting a heart attack increases when Daylight Saving Times begins. However, the extra hour of sleep when we finally fall back has been linked to fewer heart attacks.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine believes people would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time. The AASM contended that a switch to permanent standard time would put a stop to what they called dangerous impacts that have been correlated to daylight saving time.