Reading "Daylight saving time in the United States" on Wikipedia, it is my understanding that Uniform Time Act of 1966, as per the weights-and-measures power, prohibits the states from extending DST (without making any exceptions for allowing a permanent DST), but the states are expressly allowed to not observe DST in the first place, like Hawaii and Arizona are already doing since at least 1968.
Why is the State of Nevada asking the United States Congress for permission to remain on the permanent Daylight Savings Time, within its Pacific Time, instead of simply adopting Mountain Time, and choosing to not observe DST, just like Arizona is doing since 1967/1968?
More importantly, as the clock would then always be the same between Nevada and Arizona, why would the Congress make such a poor exception causing so much needless confusion in the first place (e.g., people always switching the timezones between Arizona/Nevada, yet never switching the actual time), instead of advising/allowing Nevada to simply move from Pacific to Mountain Time (and exercise an existing right to not observe DST), joining Arizona time-wise?
Is Nevada not allowed to move from Pacific Time to Mountain Time without Congress' approval, either? (Does it require DOT approval, and if so, wouldn't that be easier to obtain?) Or is this just a matter of "politics", that a single atomic change is easier to explain than two simultaneous ones, or to have Congress take more blame?