Cohen said his bill would make it easier for people to avoid late fees when they choose to mail their bills, by treating these bills as "paid" as soon as they are received by a post office.

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"Each month, thousands of Americans are charged late fees and penalties for bills they believed in good faith they had paid on time, through no fault of their own," he said. "This bill would make sure consumers are held to the same payment standards used by the Internal Revenue Service."

The Postmark Payment Act, H.R. 4003, would exempt from this rule change any payment that is required by law or contract to be made electronically. Reps. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Terri SewellTerri SewellEx-CIA chief: Trump will do 'lasting harm to American society' Biden endorses Dem in Alabama Senate primary Overnight Cybersecurity: Hackers breach voting machines | Kelly's move to White House leaves void at DHS | House panel presses agencies for info on Russian cyber firm MORE (D-Ala.) co-sponsored the bill, along with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).