Will the US Ditch Daylight Saving Time Completely?

Daylight Saving Time

In usual fashion, President Donald Trump has taken to his personal Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR) to tweet his current thoughts. For years the businessman used the social media platform to express his opinions on world matters and people, and since he became the 45th President of the United States, this has not changed. This morning, President Trump tweeted his views on Daylight Saving Time.

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Daylight Saving Time History

In the fall we all love it, but in the spring, Daylight Saving Time is often something dreaded by millions. Daylight Saving Time was originally founded in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. The residents turned their clocks forward by one hour in order to save energy and make better use of daylight.

Germany and Austria were the first countries to begin to implement DST back in 1916. From there, many other countries began picking it up, and now over 70 countries across the world turn their clocks ahead in the spring.

In the US, only Arizona and Hawaii do not observe Daylight Saving Time, but could all US states eventually keep their times the same?  President Trump’s tweet didn’t indicate whether or not the US President plans on taking further action, but it already has been considered by some US states and Canadian provinces.

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Earlier this month, Florida lawmakers introduced a bill that would do exactly that for the entire US. Republican Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, filed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would do that very thing for the state of Florida. Except, the legislation wouldn’t take effect until Congress changes its federal law.

Beyond the US, the European Union is considering abandoning the practice by 2021, and many Canadian provinces are in talks of abandoning the practice as well.

Will It Happen for US Citizens?

The US government currently has its hands full with many other pieces of legislation. It could be a possibility that Daylight Saving Time will be abolished in the near future. It is more likely to occur if the EU and Canada take firm stances on the matter. Right now, the US Government is focused on far larger issues than time change.

Luckily, President Trump has enough time to tweet about the time change to give American’s a ‘potential’ glimmer of hope that this may be the last time they have to lose an hour of sleep due to a force of time change.

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