WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Congress passes an energy bill, Americans may see more daylight-saving time.
Lawmakers crafting energy legislation approved an amendment Wednesday to extend daylight-saving time by two months, having it start on the first
Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November.
"Extending daylight-saving time makes sense, especially with skyrocketing energy costs," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, who along with Rep. Ed
Markey, D-Massachusetts, co-sponsored the measure.
"The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use," said Markey, who cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month
extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a day.
The country uses about 20 million barrels of oil a day.