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Rubio and Hyde-Smith want Congress to see the light of common sense

Rubio and Hyde-Smith want Congress to see the light of common sense

Sens. Marco Rubio and Cindy Hyde-Smith: Congress should ‘see the light,’ make daylight saving time permanent

Sens. Marco Rubio and Cindy Hyde-Smith: Congress should’see the light,’ make daylight saving time permanent

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., say Congress should give states the power to change daylight saving time, and they want Congress and the White House to “see the light” of common sense and adopt long-established practice.

The Florida senators published an opinion piece Monday in the New York Times that urged Congress to make daylight saving time permanent if one of the two party leaders wins their party’s nomination in November next year.

Daylight saving time has been a part of the United States’ standard calendar since 1933. Congress made it permanent in 1976, but Republicans and Democrats disagree on how to change the practice, especially in South Carolina.

Hyde-Smith, a Democrat, said in a statement that “it is time for our two national parties to make daylight saving time a permanent part of our national calendar, not something we go back and forth on every few years, like a political football.

“It’s past time for our two national parties to come together and make daylight saving time a permanent part of our national calendar, not something we go back and forth on every few years, like a political football,” Hyde-Smith said.

The senator-elect’s comments come just three weeks before a primary that will determine whether she runs against Sen.-elect Tim Scott, R-S.C., in the November general election.

Rubio, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that daylight saving time “is a time Americans spend relaxing and being lazy. It’s time our two parties find common ground and come together to make our current policy toward daylight saving time permanent.

He added that if the Senate does not act,

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