House energy bill could extend daylight savings time for two months

House energy bill could extend daylight savings time for two months

[JURIST] Congress is considering an amendment to an energy bill which would extend daylight savings time by two months, having it start on the last Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November. Representatives Fred Upton [official website] and Ed Markey [official website], the co-sponsors of the amendment, say the new timeframe is a response to skyrocketing energy prices. The amendment was approved Wednesday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee [official website] and could be part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 [draft legislation], major energy legislation which will come up for a vote in the House soon. The two-month extension could save upwards of 10,000 barrels of oil a day. The country currently uses 20 million barrels of oil each day. Read the Upton press release. AP has more.