Obama Signs Bill Guaranteeing Past Presidents Lifetime Secret Service Protection
President Obama signed a bill providing this for George W. Bush and for himself.
The bill, the Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012, removes the cap, granting all president’s lifetime protection by the Secret Service, their spouses unless they remarry, and their children until the age of 16.
Obama and Bush were the only presidents to have not served prior to January 1, 1997 when the law took effect. It would also have impacted any future ex-president.