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 SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellDemocrats unite to expand Social Security Senate panel postpones election security bill markup over lack of GOP support Hillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down MORE (D-Ala.) co-sponsored the bill, along with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).