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E&C Announces Hearing on Daylight Saving Time

Feb 28, 2022
Press Release

nergy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced today that 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.”  

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, witnesses, testimony, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.