With VA Laptop Recovered, Free Credit Reports Canceled

Free credit monitoring for veterans whose personal information was stolen has been withdrawn, the Bush administration said, because the laptop containing their data has been recovered. In a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, White House budget director Rob Portman said he was canceling his office's request last month for $160.5 million in additional funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide one year of free monitoring to millions of veterans and active-duty troops.

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