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Washington, Mar 12 (Canadian-Media): Donald Trump, president of United States (U.S.) said Monday that he would like to end an annual ritual of changing clocks twice a year and would be fine with a permanent daylight saving time, media reports said.
On the second Sunday in March the U.S. clocks leap forward by an hour from 2 a.m. and back an hour on the first Sunday in November, stated by federal law called Uniform Time Act of 1966.
Trump was in favour of the people who were confused and affected by this change in the clock are campaigning clocks on summer schedule should be unchanged permanently.
Trump wrote on his Twitter account that "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me," joining those who supported the end of clock changes.
Bills were passed by the Florida state legislature to stay in summer schedule, but it required the Congressional approval to take effect.
Two American senators including Marco Rubio of Florida have filed bills to Congress to make daylight saving time permanent across the country.
Rubio's office argued that more sunlight at night in the daylight saving time would reduce the risk for cardiac issues, strokes and seasonal depression.
On the other hand, those supporting the clock changes cited the risks that would be caused by more darkness in the winter morning to school-goers if the summer schedule applies the whole year.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)