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The Nation : Daylight Extension Backed

The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to extend daylight-saving time by at least four weeks a year to save energy and provide more time for outdoor activities. The bill would begin daylight time on the first Sunday in April and end it on the first Sunday in November. That was a two-week reduction from the bill approved by a subcommittee, which would have started daylight time on the third Sunday in March. Opponents of the bill said it would make work more difficult for farmers, who must get up before dawn, and force many children to leave for school in the dark. The bill, passed by voice vote, now goes to the full House of Representatives.


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