May 26, 2022

Updated: Congressional Research Service Report About Daylight Saving Time

A recently updated report (9 pages; PDF) about the history and use of Daylight Saving Time in the United States is now available from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) via the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

2016-03-12_17-11-13The report is organized into the following sections:

  • When and Why Was Daylight Saving Time Enacted?
  • Has the Law Been Amended Since Inception?
  • Which States and Territories Do Not Observe DST?
  • What Other Countries Observe DST?
  • Which Federal Agency Regulates DST in the United States
  • How Does an Area Move on or off DST?
  • How Can States and Territories Change an Area’s Time Zone?
  • DST-Impact Studies
  • Energy Savings and Cost
  • Federal Studies
  • Sample Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Safety
  • Health
  • What Federal Legislation Has Been Introduced Related to DST?
    • 108th Congress
    • 107th Congress
    • 106th Congress
    • 102nd Congress
    • 95th Congress
    • Where Can I Find More Information on DST?

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