Changing Times: Revisiting Spring Forward, Fall Back

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 09 Mar 2022 14:30:00 GMT

The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Daylight Saving Time on Wednesday, March 9, at 10:15 a.m. (EST) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Changing Times: Revisiting Spring Forward, Fall Back.”

“Twice a year, in the spring and fall, people across the nation adjust their clocks and modify their schedules to adjust to the new time,” Pallone and Schakowsky said. “Historians will provide all sorts of justifications for why we do this, but increasingly our changing of the clocks twice a year is getting harder to explain. Next week, the Subcommittee will hear from a panel of experts on the impacts of springing forward and falling back, and whether it still makes sense in our modern times.”

  • Beth Ann Malow, MD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Steve Calandrillo, Jeffrey and Susan Brotman Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Lyle Beckwith, Sr. Vice President, Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores