Permanent daylight saving time plan nets rare unanimous US Senate vote

Enlarge / The United States may finally end its inconsistent, century-long relationship with changing its clocks twice a year.Aurich Lawson | Getty Images

On Tuesday, the US Senate lodged a rare unanimous vote on a bill that could have drastic technological and transportation implications: a permanent, year-round adherence to daylight saving time (DST).

The one-page “Sunshine Protection Act,” as co-sponsored by Sens. Marc Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), is now cleared for a vote in the House of Representatives after passing by unanimous consent in the Senate. This bill, as originally filed in 2018 and reintroduced in 2021, would reverse

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