Congresswoman Claudia Tenney says the process of setting up regional offices in her district has been "very frustrating."

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Tenney was sworn in four weeks ago but she is continuing efforts to open local offices in the 22nd Congressional District.

This space at the Metrocenter is expected to be used for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney's regional office. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Wednesday, Tenney noted Richard Hanna, who she was succeeding, did not back her during the campaign. Although both are Republicans, she said Hanna also wasn't supportive of her moving into the space he had used as regional offices.

Tenney said after she won the election, she had to secure office space in the Binghamton and Utica areas.

The space Hanna had used in the Metrocenter in downtown Binghamton had been leased by another tenant, so Tenney plans to utilize a different location in the Court Street building.

Tenney said new members of Congress are not able to use official resources until they are sworn in. She said the federal bureaucracy has delayed the opening of the regional offices and the installation of communications equipment.

Binghamton-area constituents may use a temporary phone number to contact Tenney. The number is 607.376.6002.

A temporary Binghamton district office is using space at SUNY Broome Community College in the Town of Dickinson. The office is in room 203A of the Wales Building.

The hours for the temporary office are: Friday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, February 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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