WASHINGTON — Senate investigators indicated Monday they’ve received few answers from the White House after a laptop and portable hard drives – likely containing names and Social Security numbers of millions – were stolen from a federal building in Washington state.

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the Republican chair of the Senate government affairs panel, asked Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Monday if the drives stolen from the Office of Child Support Enforcement in Olympia, Washington, were recovered.

“It is unclear from the information HHS provided how many of those children’s records were compromised, and the potential risk to those children, despite a statutory requirement that you provide that information to Congress,” Johnson said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Police said the intruders used a copy of a building key kept by a former building employee, who was ultimately fired for stealing.

The Office of Child Support Enforcement oversees child-support programs across the nation.


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