Daylight Time

Energy bill passed in House would extend daylight-saving time

Daylight-saving time translates into energy-saving time. Each spring, when most Americans move their clocks forward an hour, they save thousands of barrels of oil.

Congress says it wants to make a good thing better. The massive energy bill passed by the House Thursday would extend daylight-saving time by two months. Currently, it begins in early April and ends in late October.

If the energy bill becomes law, it would extend daylight-saving time to the first Sunday in March and the last Sunday in November.

It's something both chambers are likely to agree upon. Republican Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan says it makes sense to extend daylight-saving time "especially with the skyrocketing energy prices."