Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, of Florida, made national news in 2021. He didn't make national headlines saying he was going to take another stab at a presidential run, he instead led the charge in wanting to make Daylight Saving Time permanent with a bill called The Sunshine Protection Act.

Rubio went in with the full support of the Governor of Florida, in fact, the Governor may have been his biggest fan second to us folks with bags under our eyes. Meanwhile, the Ark-La-Tex has been looking at Governor John Bel Edwards and Governor Greg Abbott like "Are y'all getting in on this or what?".

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Why Does Florida Want the Sunshine Protection Act to Go Through?

Back in 2018, the Florida legislature passed a year-round Daylight Saving Time act however they are completely stalled. In order for this act to actually apply a change is needed on the federal level. The bill got some attention again in 2021 when it was reintroduced to the senate.

History Was Made on Tuesday When It Comes to Daylight Saving Time.

The Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would make daylight saving time permanent in the U.S. starting in 2023. Keep in mind that the areas exempt from daylight saving time like Hawaii and Arizona would be allowed to pick standard time for those areas. The bill now heads to the house to President Biden's desk and maybe, just maybe we will get the bill signed into law and have more sunshine in 2023.

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