Trump Raises Hopes For Permanent Daylight Saving Time


President Trump is giving the nod to legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent, providing a boost to lawmakers who have pushed to make evening sunlight a year-round phenomenon.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), re-introduced the Sunshine Protection Act last week, which would make daylight saving time permanent nationwide. Rubio introduced the measure last year to no avail.

“The time to stop changing our clocks twice a year is now,” Rubio said in a statement to The Hill. “This legislation is a non-partisan issue, however, it has bipartisan support, and I thank President Trump for offering his support as well.”

Trump tweeted about the topic on Monday, the day after clocks moved forward, saying that “making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!”

“I am hopeful that the rest of my colleagues will see the daylight and get behind the Sunshine Protection Act,” Rubio added.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. Countries on STANDARD time all year:

    ALGERIA – Algeria Time Zone / Algerian Time = GMT+1 hours.
    ANDAMAN ISLANDS – Local time is GMT+5:30 hours.
    ANGOLA – Angola Time Zone / Angolan Time= GMT+1 hours.
    ANGUILLA – Anguilla Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    ANTARCTICA – Antarctica Time Zone = GMT
    ARGENTINA – Argentina Time Zone = GMT-3 hours.
    ARUBA – Aruba Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    BAHRAIN – Bahrain Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    BANGLADESH – Bangladesh Time Zone = GMT+6 hours.
    BARBADOS – Barbados Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    BENIN – Benin Time Zone = GMT+1 hours.
    BELIZE – Belize Time Zone = GMT-6 hours
    BHUTAN – Bhutan Time Zone = GMT+6 hours.
    BONAIRE – Local time is GMT-4 hours.
    BOLIVIA – Bolivia Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    BOTSWANA – Botswana Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    BRUNEI – Brunei Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    BURKINA FASO – Burkina Faso Time Zone = GMT .
    BURUNDI – Burundi Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    CAMBODIA – Cambodia Time Zone = GMT+7 hours.
    CAMEROON – Cameroon Time Zone = GMT+1 hour.
    CAPE VERDE ISLANDS – Cape Verde Time Zone = GMT-1 hour.
    CAROLINE ISLANDS – Local time is GMT+10 hours.
    CAYMAN ISLANDS – Cayman Islands Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC – Central African Republic Time Zone = GMT+1 hour.
    CHAD – Chad Time Zone = GMT+1 hour.
    CHINA – China Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    CHRISTMAS ISLAND – Christmas Island Time Zone = GMT+7 hours.
    COLOMBIA – Colombia Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    COMOROS – Comoros Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    CONGO (Brazzaville) – Republic of Congo Time Zone = GMT+1 hour.
    CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC – Congo Time Zone / Congo Kinshasa Time Zone = GMT+1 /
    Congo Lubumbashi Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    COOK ISLANDS – Cook Islands Time Zone = GMT-10 hours.
    COSTA RICA – Costa Rica Time Zone = GMT-6 hours.
    COTE D’IVOIRE – Cote D’Ivoire Time Zone / Ivory Coast Time Zone = GMT .
    DJIBOUTI – Djibouti Time Zone = GMT +3 hours.
    DOMINICA – Dominica Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Dominican Republic Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    EAST TIMOR – East Timor Time Zone = GMT+9 hours.
    ECUADOR – Ecuador Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    EL SALVADOR – El Salvador Time Zone = GMT-6 hours.
    ERITREA – Eritrea Time Zone = GMT+3 hours
    ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Equatorial Guinea Time Zone = GMT +1 hour.
    FIJI – Fiji Time Zone = GMT+12 hours.
    GABON – Gabon Time Zone = GMT+1 hour.
    GAMBIA – Gambia Time Zone = GMT
    GEORGIA – Georgia Time Zone = GMT +4 hours.
    GHANA – Ghana Time Zone = GMT
    GUATEMALA – Guatemala Time Zone = GMT-6 hours.
    GRENADA – Grenada Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    GUINEA – Guinea Time Zone = GMT +1 hour.
    GUINEA BISSAU – Guinea Bissau Time Zone = GMT .
    GUYANA – Guyana Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    HAITI – Haiti Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    HONDURAS – Honduras Time Zone = GMT-6 hours.
    HONG KONG – Hong Kong Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    ICELAND – Iceland Time Zone = GMT .
    INDIA – India Time Zone = GMT+5:30 hours.
    IRAN – Iran Time Zone = GMT+3:30 hours
    INDONESIA – Indonesia Time Zone = Local time ranges from GMT+7 for the
    western zone including Sumatra and Java through GMT+8 for the
    central zone to GMT+9 for the eastern zone.
    JAMAICA – Jamaica Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    JAPAN – Japan Time Zone = GMT+9 hours.
    KAZAKHSTAN – Kazakhstan Time Zone = GMT +6 hours
    KUWAIT – Kuwait Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    KENYA – Kenya Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    KOREA ( North and South ) – North Korea Time Zone = GMT+9 hours. South Korea Time Zone = GMT+9 hours.
    KUWAIT – Kuwait Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    KYRGYZSTAN – Kyrgyzstan Time Zone / Kirgizstan Time Zone = GMT+6 hours
    LAOS – Laos Time Zone / Lao Time Zone = GMT+7 hours.
    LESOTHO – Lesotho Time Zone = GMT +2 hours
    LIBERIA – Liberia Time Zone = GMT
    LIBYA – Libya Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    MADAGASCAR – Madagascar Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    MALAWI – Malawi Time Zone = GMT+2 hours
    MALAYSIA – Malaysia Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    MALDIVES – Maldives Time Zone = GMT+5 hours.
    MALI – Mali Time Zone = GMT .
    MAURITANIA – Mauritania Time Zone = GMT
    MAURITIUS – Mauritius Time Zone = GMT+4 hours.
    MIDWAY ISLANDS – Local time is GMT-11 hours.
    MONGOLIA – Mongolia Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    MOROCCO – Morocco Time Zone = GMT+1 .
    MOZAMBIQUE – Mozambique Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    MYANMAR – Myanmar Time Zone = GMT+6:30 hours.
    NEPAL – Nepal Time Zone = GMT+5:45 hours.
    NICARAGUA – Nicaragua Time Zone = GMT-6 hours
    NIGER – Niger Time Zone = GMT+1 hour
    NIGERIA – Nigeria Time Zone = GMT+1 hours.
    OMAN – Oman Time Zone = GMT+4 hours.
    PAKISTAN – Pakistan Time Zone = GMT+5 hours.
    PALAU – Palau Time Zone = GMT+9 hours
    PANAMA – Panama Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea Time Zone = GMT+10 hours.
    PERU – Peru Time Zone = GMT-5 hours.
    PHILIPPINES – Philippines Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rico Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    QATAR – Qatar Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    RUSSIA – See Russia Time Zones for GMT offsets in each time zone.
    RWANDA – Rwanda Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    ST. LUCIA – Saint Lucia Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    SAMOA – Samoa Time Zone = GMT-11 hours.
    SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia Time Zone / Makkah Time / Mecca Time / Arab Time = GMT+3 hours.
    SENEGAL – Senegal Time Zone = GMT .
    SEYCHELLES – Seychelles Time Zone = GMT+4 hours.
    SIERRA LEONE – Sierra Leone Time Zone = GMT
    SINGAPORE – Singapore Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    SOLOMON ISLANDS – Solomon Islands Time Zone = GMT+11 hours
    SOMALIA – Somalia Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    SRI LANKA – Sri Lanka Time Zone = GMT+6 hours.
    SUDAN – Sudan Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    SURINAME – Suriname Time Zone = GMT-3 hours.
    SWAZILAND – Swaziland Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    TAHITI – Local time is GMT-10 hours.
    TAIWAN – Taiwan Time Zone = GMT+8 hours.
    TAJIKISTAN – Tajikistan Time Zone = GMT+5 hours.
    TANZANIA – Tanzania Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    THAILAND – Thailand Time Zone = GMT+7 hours.
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Trinidad & Tobago Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    TONGA – Tonga Time Zone = GMT+13 hours
    TURKMENISTAN – Turkmenistan Time Zone = GMT+5 hours.
    UAE – UAE Time Zone / United Arab Emirates Time Zone = GMT+4 hours.
    UGANDA – Uganda Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    UZBEKISTAN – Uzbekistan Time Zone = GMT+5 hours.
    VENEZUELA – Venezuela Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    VIETNAM – Vietnam Time Zone = GMT+7 hours.
    VIRGIN ISLANDS – British Virgin Islands Time Zone / US Virgin Islands Time Zone = GMT-4 hours.
    YEMEN – Yemen Time Zone = GMT+3 hours.
    ZAMBIA – Zambia Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.
    ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe Time Zone = GMT+2 hours.

  2. If they change to the permanent summer time, would earliest shacharis be after 7am in the winter? Would make it very difficult to daven before work.

  3. Daylight Savings time is not good for Vasikin and Shachris minyanim and we should try not to allow it to go through. We need to stop it altogether. Bad enough from March to Oct.

    Besides, these long days don’t save anything. It just confuses children who want to stay and play outdoors longer or don’t want to go to sleep when it’s still light outside.

  4. Stupid idea. It will still be dark when children are going to school and there will be CH”V many tragedies just like last time they tried it back in the 70’s. Not to mention the huge inconvenience for many Frum people who will not be able to Daven Shachris before going to work.

  5. Bad for the Jews. Earliest time for tallis and tefillin in NYC would be 7:30. Sunrise would be 8:20. When would working people daven?

    This did happen once before, in the 1970s during the oil crisis.

  6. This would make Shachris times extremely challenging in the winter. Netz is already close to 9 here, and later in other locales. Year round DST would mean netz at 10.

  7. If you think about this for more than two seconds you will realize how ridiculous and haughty this is. Permanent daylight savings means nothing, they can just start work an hour earlier and change the way they view 7 o’clock 8 o’clock etc. You can’t change the sun

  8. In Michigan and most of Indiana, which are in the Eastern time zone, winter daylight savings time would wreak havoc on morning minyanim. I’d be happier with no daylight time ever for anyone, anywhere.

  9. Bad news for frum people if this happens

    It means that anyone who travels an hour to work in an area with no shul will have difficulty davening Shacrish before work at the proper zman


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