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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), listens to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testify during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on May 18, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), listens to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testify during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on May 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)  

Sen. Landrieu has now paid tax penalty on D.C. mansion, office says

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has now paid the tax penalty owed to the District of Columbia government on her Capitol Hill mansion, a spokeswoman for the senator said Tuesday.

Citing publicly available documents, The Daily Caller first reported this week that the Democratic lawmaker and her husband were facing $1,206.95 in tax penalties on their home.

“Senator Landrieu and her husband believed that property taxes on their DC residence were paid in full by the required due date of Sept. 15, 2012,” Amber McDowell, a spokeswoman for Landrieu, said in a statement. “They found out earlier this month that that wasn’t the case, and have worked with their attorney to satisfy the outstanding balances. A final payment has been submitted to the DC government to resolve this issue.”

While the property is listed in the name of her husband, Frank Snellings, online search result listings indicate that the East Capitol home is Landrieu’s address.

The house is worth about $2.3 million, according to online assessments.

Just last week during a Capitol Hill hearing, Landrieu argued for higher taxes, saying “the reality” is “that the revenues coming in to the government are the lowest level since President Eisenhower was the president.”

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