Last week, “U.S. 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) reintroduced the Sunshine Protection Act, legislation that would make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent across the country.” Senate.gov
Read the bill here. Senate.gov
The left generally argues against twice-yearly clock changes but is divided as to whether Daylight or Standard time should be adopted.
A libertarian's take
“We should scrap our current system of time zones and daylight savings in favor of worldwide adoption of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), also known as Greenwich Mean Time. This would mean that everyone’s watches around the world would be set at exactly the same time. The only difference they would notice, depending on where they are located, would be where the sun is in the sky at a particular hour… What would be different under UTC is the time on your watch. In New York, midday would no longer be 12:00 p.m., but rather 5:00 p.m. (17:00 UTC)…
“The adoption of UTC would not mean that people would be going to work in darkness in certain parts of the world. Business hours would be adjusted to UTC. For example, while businesses in London would still open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m., in New York, under UTC, they would open in the morning at 2:00 p.m. and close eight hours later at 10:00 p.m… Virtually all modern technologies, including the Internet and GPS, have spontaneously adopted UTC. It’s time for the rest of us to do the same..”
Steve H. Hanke and Christopher Arena, Cato Institute