Obama Signs HR 6620 Giving Himself Lifetime Armed ProtectionSubmitted by SteveMT on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:37
Obama signs law giving himself, Bush lifetime Secret Service guard
By Olivier Knox – 19 hrs ago
Former presidents have to give up rides on Air Force One. But now they don't have to give up being shadowed by the armed-and-earpieced bodyguards of the Secret Service.
President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into a law a measure giving him, George W. Bush and future former presidents and their spouses lifetime Secret Service protection, the White House announced.
The legislation, crafted by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, rolls back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit on Secret Service protection for former presidents. Bush would have been the first former commander in chief affected.
H.R.6620 -- Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012 (Enrolled Bill [Final as Passed Both House and Senate] - ENR)
To amend title 18, United States Code, to eliminate certain limitations on the length of Secret Service Protection for former Presidents and for the children of former Presidents.