WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, ahead of the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 7th, Senator Rick Scott is calling on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the Sunshine Protection Act, to end the twice-yearly time change and make Daylight Saving Time the national year-round standard. Senator Scott is leading this bill with Senator Marco Rubio. In 2018, as Governor of Florida, Senator Scott signed legislation which, pending federal approval, would exempt Florida from the time change practice and allow the state to remain on Daylight Saving Time year round.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Changing the clock twice a year is outdated and unnecessary. We need to give families in Florida more sunshine, not less! I’m proud to be leading this bipartisan legislation with Senator Rubio that makes a much-needed change and benefits so many in Florida and across the nation. It’s time for Congress to act, and we can begin by having the U.S. Senate pass this good bill today.”