The United States Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in 2023.
The bill was first introduced by Senator Marco Rubio and sat for years before it was finally approved in a bipartisan vote on Tuesday, March 15.
Now the bill moves on to the House of Representatives where it is expected to be approved. From there, it goes to the president’s desk for his signature.
On Sunday, time moved forward one hour, meaning most Americans lost an hour of sleep. And it’s still dark while children head to school in the morning.
The new law means no more time changes in the United States and clocks will not have to “fall back” in November.
At least two dozen states passed similar laws ending daylight savings previously.
According to The Washingtonian, Congress voted to make daylight saving time permanent for two years in 1973.
However, public backlash was fierce and some schools delayed their start times until the sun came up.
In response to the uproar, then-President Gerald Ford signed a new bill restoring Standard time in the U.S. on October 5, 1974.