Ask Question and Get Free Answers - JUST Ask And Answer > QA > Politics & Government > Other - Politics & Government
Your Tax Dollars at Work Poll: Do former First Ladies get Secret Service protection?

Answers:1   |   LastAnswerAt:2010.05  

Question
visitor
Abby O'Normal 
Asked at 2010.05.10 07:36:09
I can see how former First Ladies whose husbands are still alive get this protection, but do Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan still get such protection too?

I would assume they do, but can anyone clarify?
Thanks!
answer ZsaZsa Galore  Answered at 2010.05.10 07:36:09
In 1962, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) to protect a former president and his spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection. In 1997, Congress enacted legislation that limits Secret Service protection for former presidents to ten years after leaving office. Under this new law, individuals who were in office before January 1, 1997 will continue to receive Secret Service protection for their lifetime. Individuals entering office after that time will receive protection for ten years after leaving office. Therefore, former President Bill Clinton will be the last president to receive lifetime protection, and President George W. Bush will be the first to receive protection for only ten years (until 2019).

Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan will continue to receive full-time protection for life, as former First Ladies. Laura Bush will be the first to receive protection for only ten years (until 2019).
1
  • Answer This Question:Your Tax Dollars at Work Poll: Do former First Ladies get Secret Service protection? 

  • insert image

    image url:

    such as: http://www.justaaa.com/**/**.jpg

    insert video

    vedio url: