CORNING, N .Y. – Concerned residents in Corning were seen outside of Congressman Tom Reed's office Friday. They were calling for an independent audit of the Congressman's spending.
They say they are concerned about his ability to manage more than a million dollars in taxpayer money his office spends every year. This action follows Reed's recent admission that he failed to pay his personal taxes on time on 38 occasions. And the residents outside his office were handing out flyers, showing the public everything they say Reed has done wrong.
"And so, I thought it was important that Tom Reed's office got a copy of that flyer so that they know that citizens are upset and they're taking action," said concerned resident Anna-Lisa Castle.
A statement from Reed's office states, "Our office is committed to both transparency and accountability and that's why we've held over 100 town hall meetings to talk directly to our constituents. All official funds that are used to operate our Congressional offices are publicly available on the internet for taxpayer scrutiny."
To view those reports online, visit disbursements.house.gov.