If you're struggling to adjust to the recent time change, the are efforts to prevent it in the future.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced on Monday the introduction of legislation allowing states to decide to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round. 

Rogers said in a press release that the legislation "builds on a longstanding commitment…to support statewide efforts in Alabama to remain on Daylight Saving Time."

Governor Kay Ivey signed a law passed through the Alabama Legislature in 2021 that would direct the state to remain on Daylight Saving Time. However, due to the Uniform Time Act of 1966, the law cannot take effect without a law change by Congress. Rogers' legislation would allow this law and similar laws across the country to take effect immediately upon receiving the President's signature.

"I am proud to have reintroduced legislation to allow states to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round," Rogers said in a statement. "Remaining on Daylight Saving time could have tremendous benefits for the economy and people's health. Furthermore, changing our clocks twice a year is an unnecessary and outdated nuisance. Alabamians want to remain on Daylight Saving Time, and my legislation would allow them to do just that."

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is co-sponsoring similar legislation in the Senate. 

Tuberville said last week that he was optimistic President Joe Biden would sign the change into law that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent.

Tuberville said, "I think we can get it passed through the Senate" and, "I think we've got enough bipartisan support in the House."

"I know that there's even some House Republicans that are for keeping it standard time and not daylight saving time, so there's a little bit of disagreement there," he added. "I think President Biden would sign it if it was bipartisan in both houses."

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