Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) reiterated his call to "lock the clock" as most of the U.S. transitioned to daylight saving time.

Lankford co-sponsored Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) Sunshine Protection Act, aiming to make daylight saving time permanent in the U.S., which passed the Senate in 2022.

Lankford expressed his hope on CNN's "State of the Union" that the conversation on the issue continues in Congress.

Emphasizing the need to end the practice of changing clocks, Lankford highlighted challenges faced by parents and those in agriculture with the time shift.

He pointed out that most of Arizona, where the clock remains unchanged, avoids the inconvenience faced by other states.

Lankford sees daylight saving time as a relic of World War I and advocates for a permanent solution, noting that Arizona has successfully adopted this approach for years.

Lankford stressed the bipartisan support behind the Sunshine Protection Act, emphasizing its potential to bring an end to the annual clock adjustments.

He urged Congress to follow Arizona's example and make the transition to a fixed clock, highlighting the unnecessary inconvenience caused by the outdated practice.