Just last weekend we had to "spring forward" and move our clocks ahead one hour. They say it takes 3.5 days for people to adjust to the time change. There is also an increase in heart attacks and car accidents in the days immediately following a time change.
Senate Passes a Bill Making Daylight Saving Time Permanent
This came as a surprise to a lot of people. I don't think many people even realized this was on the radar. On Tuesday, the Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill to make daylight saving time permanent for the entire United States. The bill was co-sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island).
This could mean no more "springing forward" or "falling back"!
It's not over yet
The House still needs to approve this legislation. After that, President Joe Biden would also need to sign it into law. But there is hope...we are now one step closer!
What happens if the bill passes?
Re-setting our clocks wouldn't immediately come to an end. The bill would delay the implementation of the law until next year, so we would still need to "fall back" this autumn.
Why did we ever start with Daylight Saving Time?
Back in 1784, as a joke, Ben Franklin wrote that the people of Paris could save money on candles by moving their clock around. In the United States, we first started using Daylight Saving Time during World War I. You can read more about the history of Daylight Saving Time here.