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Bush Gets 10 Years of Protection

President Bush will be the first president not to receive lifetime protection from the Secret Service. It’s nothing personal—Congress changed the law in the 1990s so that any president elected after January 1, 1997, will receive federal protection for only 10 years. Bush, however, will still enjoy a Dallas office, staffers, a travel budget, medical coverage, and a nearly $200,000 annual pension.