"SPARS" Act
U
Abbreviation
Wed, 02/19/1941
Mon, 11/23/1942
NO short title
ch. 8, title IV, as added ch 639, S 1, 56 Stat 1020
An acronym for the Coast Guard's motto, Semper Paratus, Always Ready
ADAMHA Reorganization Act
Y
Institution
Fri, 07/10/1992
"ADAMHA Reorganization Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201
102-321
106 Stat 323
short title; ADAMHA = Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Adams Act (Agricultural Experimental Stations)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 03/16/1906
NO short title
59 PL 47
34 Stat 63
Rep. Henry Cullen Adams (R-WI)
Repealed Aug. 11, 1955 by 69 Stat 674 - repealing statute refers to it as the "Adams Act"
Adamson Law (Eight Hour Day)
N
Sponsor
Tue, 09/05/1916
NO short title
45 U.S.C. § 65 et seq
39 Stat 721
Rep. William C. Adamson (D-GA_
name not statutized;
Adjusted Compensation Payment Act, 1936
Y
Description
Mon, 01/27/1936
"Adjusted Compensation Payment Act, 1936"
Ch. 32, 49 Stat 1099
Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001
Y
Honor
Mon, 11/29/1999
"Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001"
22 U.S.C. § 2651
106-113 div B Section 1000(a)(7)
113 Stat 1536, 1501A-405
Rear Admiral James Nance was an aide to Jesse Helms who died in May 1999 ; Meg Donovan was a Deputy Asst Secretary of State in the Clinton Admin and before that, a long-time staffer at House International Relations, who died in 1998
ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007
Y
Acrostic
Fri, 08/03/2007
"Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007" or "ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007"
22 U.S.C. § 8201
110-53
121 Stat 526
both are in short title at beginning of Title XXI of the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act"
AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004
N
Abbreviation
Tue, 07/13/2004
"AGOA Accelleration Act of 2004"
19 U.S.C. § 3701
108-274
118 Stat 820
short title is only abbrivation; amending the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Agricultural Credits Act of 1923
Y
Description
Sun, 03/04/1923
"Agricultural Credits Act of 1923"
Ch. 252, 42 Stat 1454
Agricultural Marketing Act
Y
Description
Sat, 06/15/1929
"Agricultural Marketing Act"
Ch. 24, 46 Stat 11
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937
Y
Description
Thu, 06/03/1937
"Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937"
12 U.S.C. § 1141j(e )
Ch. 296, 50 Stat 246
Aimee's Law
Y
Victim
Sat, 10/28/2000
"Aimee's Law"
42 U.S.C. § 13713
106-386 div. C Section 2001
114 Stat 1539
Named for Aimee Willard, George Mason student who was killed by a paroled convicted murder in 1996.
Requires states to pay for the prosecution and incarceration of any violent felons who commit crimes in other states after they are paroled.
Air Commerce Act of 1926
Y
Description
Thu, 05/20/1926
"Air Commerce Act of 1926"
Ch. 34, 44 Stat 568
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act of 1994
Y
Institution
Thu, 10/20/1994
"Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act of 1994"
42 U.S.C. § 7382
103-382, title V, part A (sec 511 et seq)
108 Stat 4042
Albert Einstein
Name is the name of the program
Aldrich Act (Currency)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 03/04/1907
NO short title
12 U.S.C. §A 178 (repealed)
34 Stat 1289
Sen. Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich, (R-R.I)
Repealed by PL 103-325, 108 Stat 2293 - popular name not mentioned in repeal
Aldrich-Vreeland Act (National Currency Assocations)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 05/30/1908
NO short title
12 U.S.C. §A 104 (repealed)
35 Stat 546
Sen. Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich, (R-R.I); Rep. Edward Butterfield Vreeland, (R-N.Y.)
Repealed by PL 103-325, 108 Stat 2292 - popular name not mentioned in repeal
Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996
Y
Victim
Mon, 09/30/1996
"Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996"
18 U.S.C. § 2241
104-208, div A, title I
110 Stat 3009, 3009-26, 3009-31
Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, TX in 1996. AMBER Alert also named for her.
America COMPETES Act
Y
Acrostic
Thu, 08/09/2007
"America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act" or "America COMPETES Act"
20 U.S.C. § 9801
110-69
121 Stat 572
Reauthorized in 2010 at PL 111-358
America the Beautiful Act of 1990
Y
Political Description
Wed, 11/28/1990
"America the Beautiful Act of 1990"
16 U.S.C. § 2101
101-624
104 Stat 3553
creating tree-planting foundation
Amy Boyer's Law
Y
Victim
Thu, 12/21/2000
"Amy Boyer's Law"
42 U.S.C. § 1305
106-553, Sec 635 (a)
114 Stat 2762, 2762A-114
Amy Boyer murdered in Nashua, NH, after being a victim of cyber-stalking for years.
Title listed in Sec 635(a);
Amy Somers Volunteers at Food Banks Act
Y
Honor
Fri, 08/07/1998
"Amy Somers Volunteers at Food Banks Act"
29 U.S.C. § 201
105-221
112 Stat 1248
Amended by Rep Cass Ballenger to be named for Amy Somers, the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, who had passed away.
Amends Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
ANCSA Land Bank Protection Act of 1998
Y
Abbreviation
Sat, 10/31/1998
"ANCSA Land Bank Protection Act of 1998"
43 U.S.C. § 1601
105-333
112 Stat 3129
short title at the end of the statute; amending the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Anderson-Price Atomic Energy Damages Act
Y
Sponsor
Thu, 08/01/1946
NO short title
42 U.S.C. § 2210 (note)
85-256
71 Stat 576
Rep. Clinton Anderson (D-NM) and Rep. Charles Melvin Price (D-IL), both of whom went on to chair the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
"Price-Anderson" statutized by reference in 102 Stat 1066
Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 10/28/1992
"Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act"
12 U.S.C. § 1811
102-550, title XV
106 Stat 4044
Rep. Frank Annunzio (D-IL); Rep. Chalmers Wylie (R-OH)
Anti-Smuggling Act
Y
Description
Mon, 08/05/1935
"Anti-Smuggling Act"
19 U.S.C. § 1701
Ch. 438, 49 Stat 517
Anton's Law
Y
Victim
Wed, 12/04/2002
"Anton's Law"
49 U.S.C. § 30127
107-318
116 Stat 2772
Named for Anton Skeen, 4-year-old killed in car accident when front safety belt did not restrain him.
Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007
Y
Honor
Fri, 06/29/2007
"Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007"
4 U.S.C. § 1
110-41
121 Stat 233
Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks was a 22 years old when he was killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on July 8, 2006. He had been assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade out of Bamberg.
Introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak; Micks was his constituent. Amends the law to allow the governor (or mayor of DC) to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff in the case of the death of active duty service members and officials, and requires flags at federal buildings within the jurisdiction to be flown at half-staff as well.
ART Act
Y
Acrostic
Wed, 04/27/2005
"Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005 or the ART Act"
17 U.S.C. § 101
109-9, title I
119 Stat 218
short title at beginning of Title I of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005
Ashurst-Sumners Act
N
Sponsor
Wed, 06/06/1934
NO short title
ch. 406, 48 Stat 909
Sen. Henry Fountain Ashurst, (D-AZ); Rep. Hatton William Sumners, (D-TX)
Ashurst-Sumners Act (Shipment in Interstate Commerce of Convict Made Goods)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 07/24/1935
NO short title
18 U.S.C. § 1761
49 Stat 494
Sen. Henry Fountain Ashurst, (D-AZ); Rep. Hatton William Sumners, (D-TX)
name not statutized (neither Ashurst-Summers nor Shipment in Interstate…)
Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990
Y
Honor
Sat, 11/03/1990
"Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990"
42 U.S.C. § 9801
101-501
104 Stat 1222
Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (CA) who retired in 1990
short title
Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988
Y
Honor/Sponsor
Thu, 04/28/1988
"Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988"
20 U.S.C. § 6301
100-297
102 Stat 130
Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (CA) was chairman of the Education and Labor Committee at the time the bill passed. Sen. Robert T. Stafford (VT) retired in 1988. Hawkins sponsored the House legislation but Stafford was not the sponsor of the Senate vehicle.
short title; Gus Hawkins was chair of the Ed and Labor Comm at the time; Stafford was Sen from VT (Stafford loans are named for him) but was not Ed Comm chair
Automobile Dealers' Day in Court Act
N
Political Description
Wed, 08/08/1956
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 1221
ch 1038, 70 Stat 1125
not statutized, but the official title is the longest and most political I've ever seen
Baby Doe Amendment
N
Case
Tue, 10/09/1984
NO short title
98-457, title I part B
98 Stat 1752
Series of "Baby Doe" child endangerment cases in the early 1980s.
services and treatment for disabled infants -- possible that "Baby Doe" was an individual infant and this was passed in response??
Bacharach Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 05/29/1928
NO short title
45 Stat 955
Rep. Isaac Bacharach (R-NJ) (1915-1936)
Bailey Merchant Marine Act
U
Sponsor
Sat, 06/29/1940
NO short title
54 Stat 684
Sen. Josiah W. Bailey (D-NC)
Baldwin Amendment
N
Sponsor
Sat, 08/28/1965
NO short title
Amending 1U.S.C. § 23
89-139 section 4(a)
79 Stat 578
Rep. John Finley Baldwin, Jr., (R-CA)
"Baldwin" not statutized; highway safety programs
Ball Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 10/22/1919
NO short title
ch 80, title II, 41 Stat 298
Sen. Lewis Heisler Ball, (R-DE)
(Rents in the District of Columbia)
Bankhead Cotton Act of 1934 (see Bankhead Cotton-Control Act, see Cotton Control Act)
Y
Sponsor
Tue, 04/13/1937
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 701 et seq
ch 157, 48 Stat 598
Sen. John Bankhead, (D-AL)
"Bankhead Cotton Act" statutized by reference in 49 Stat 777
Bankhead-Jones Act
Y
Sponsor
Sat, 06/29/1935
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 427
49 Stat 436
Sen. John Bankhead (D-AL) and Rep. John Jones (D-TX)
statutized by reference in 91 Stat 1021 (1977)
Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act
Y
Sponsor
Thu, 07/22/1937
"Bankhead Jones Farm Tenant Act"
7 U.S.C. § 1000
50 Stat 522
Sen. John Bankhead (D-AL) and Rep. John Jones (D-TX)
short title in unnumbered section 1
Banking Act of 1933
Y
Description
Fri, 06/16/1933
"Banking Act of 1933"
12 U.S.C. § 227
Ch. 89, 48 Stat 162
Banking Act of 1935
Y
Description
Fri, 08/23/1935
"Banking Act of 1935"
12 U.S.C. § 228
Ch. 614, 49 Stat 684
Barbour Espionage Act (see Espionage Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 06/15/1917
NO short title
ch 30, 40 Stat 217
Rep. Henry Ellsworth Barbour, (R-CA)
Barbour Fight Film Act
N
Sponsor
Sat, 06/29/1940
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 1001
ch. 443, 54 Stat 686
Sen. William Warren Barbour, (R-N.J.)
act to remove prize fight films from interstate commerce (repealing 1921 law prohibiting films); name not codified anywhere
Barkley-Cole Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (see Trust Indenture Act of 1939)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 05/27/1933
Thu, 08/03/1939
"Trust Indenture Act of 1939"
15 U.S.C. § 77aaa
ch 411, 53 Stat 1149
Sen. Alben William Barkley (D-KY); Rep. William Purington Cole Jr. (D-MD)
"Barkley-Cole" not statutized
Barkley-Norris Resolution (T.V. Authoirty)
U
Sponsor
Mon, 04/04/1938
NO short title
ch. 61, 52 Stat 154
Sen. Alben Barkley (D-KY); Sen. George Norris (I-NE)
Bartlett Act (Three Mile Fishery Jurisdiction)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 05/20/1964
NO short title
16 U.S.C. § 1081
88-308
78 Stat 194
Sen. Edward Lewis Bartlett, (D-Alask)
name not statutized; also not in USC or repealing legislation (PL 94-265)
Bartlett Act (Twelve Mile Fishery Jurisdiction)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 10/14/1966
NO short title
16 U.S.C. § 1091
89-658
80 Stat 908
Sen. Edward Lewis Bartlett, (D-Alask)
name not statutized; also not in USC or repealing legislation (PL 94-265)
Bayh-Dole Act (University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980)
Y
Sponsor
Fri, 12/12/1980
NO short title
35 U.S.C. § 200
96-517
94 Stat 3018
Sen. Birch Bayh, (D-IN); Sen. Bob Dole, (R-KA)
"Bayh-Dole Act" referenced in 114 Stat 1742; "University annd Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980" does not show up anywhere
Berry Amendment
Y
Sponsor
NO short title
10 U.S.C. § 2533a
Likely named for Rep. Marion Berry (AR) who was in office when the provision was made permanent. There was no one named Berry serving in Congress when the first provision was included in the Defense Approprations Act in 1941.
Originally passed by Congress in 1941 as a part of the defense appropriation, and included in subsequent defense appropriations acts. It was made permanent in Fiscal Year 1994 by section 8005 of PL 103-139 and subsequently codified as 10 U.S.C. 2533a in 2002 by section 832 of PL 107-107. ; "Berry" statutized in title of Section 827, 117 Stat 1392.
Betty Dick Residence Protection Act
Y
Private Law
Fri, 05/12/2006
"Betty Dick Residence Protection Act"
Private Law 109-1
120 Stat 3705
Betty Dick, 83-year-old woman residing in a cabin within Rocky Mountain National Park. The bill granted her a life estate.
short title; - noted here because the private laws are generally not included in the Popular Name Table -- wonder why this one is
Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
Y
Honor
Fri, 11/16/1990
"Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act"
42 U.S.C. § 1791 (a)
89-642 (formerly 101-610)
104 Stat 3183
Rep. Bill Emerson (MO) who worked to have the legislation making the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act have the full force of law passed during the 104th Congress, but who died on June 22, 1996. The bill was amended to be named to honor Emerson.
PL 89-642 was the "Child Nutrition Act of 1966," which seems to have been amended by PL 101-610, the "Good Samaritan Food Donation Act," which was meant as a model act and had no force of law. PL 104-210 (110 Stat 3011) renamed the Good Samaritan act the "Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act" and gave it the full force of law.
Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act
Y
Honor
Wed, 12/03/1980
"Food Security Wheat Reserve Act of 1980"
7 U.S.C. § 1736f-1
96-494 (Title III)
94 Stat 2578
Rep. Bill Emerson (MO) died in 1996.
law amended to change short title to "Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act" by 112 Stat 3466 (1998) ("Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act of 1998")
Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act of 1998
Y
Honor
Fri, 11/13/1998
"Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act of 1998"
17 U.S.C. § 1691
105-385 (Title II, subtitle B)
112 Stat 3465
Rep. Bill Emerson (MO) died in 1996.
short title; Named for Emerson in Short Title and also as name of Subtitle B
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows and Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program Act of 2008
Y
Honor
Mon, 05/13/2002
"Congressional Hunger Fellows Act of 2002"
2 U.S.C. § 1161
107-171 (Section 4404)
116 Stat 335
Rep. Bill Emerson (MO) and Rep. George T. (Mickey) Leland (TX) served together in the House and were friends who worked across the aisle on hunger and poverty issues.
Original statute passed in 2002 as "Congressional Hunger Fellows Act of 2002", which named fellowship for Emerson and Leland and included info about them in the statute's findings. The 2008 Act (122 Stat 1132) amended the program and also statutized the names in the short title.
Black-Connery Fair Labor Standards Act (see Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 06/25/1938
"Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938"
29 U.S.C. § 201
S2475
ch 676, 52 Stat 1060
Sen. Hugo Lafayette Black (Future justice); (D-AL); Rep. William Patrick Connery, Jr., 1923-37, (D-MA).
ST at beginning; "Black-Connery" not statutized
Black-McKellar Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 06/12/1934
NO short title
ch. 466, 48 Stat 933
Sen. Hugo Black (D-AL); Sen. Kenneth McKellar (D-TN)
Bland Change of Masters Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 05/31/1939
NO short title
ch. 159, 53 Stat 794
Rep. Schuyler Otis Bland (D-VA)
no name in statute
Bland Merchant Marine Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 08/04/1939
NO short title
ch. 417, 53 Stat 1182
Rep. Schuyler Otis Bland (D-VA)
no name in statute, amending the Merchant Marine Act
Bland Ship Requisitioning Act (see Ship Seizure Bill)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 06/06/1941
NO short title
50 U.S.C. § App 1271
ch 174, 55 Stat 242
Rep. Schuyler Otis Bland, (D-VA)
name not statutized
Bland War-Risk Insurance Act (see Merchant Marine Act, 1936)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 06/29/1936
"Merchant Marine Act, 1936"
46 U.S.C. § 101 note
ch 858, 49 Stat 1985
Schuyler Otis Bland, (D-VA)
Section 906 gives short title as "Merchant Marine Act, 1936"; "Bland War-Risk" not statutized
Bland-Allison Act (Coinage of Silver) [see Coinage Act (Silver Dollar)]
U
Sponsor
Thu, 02/28/1878
NO short title
ch 20, 20 Stat 25
Rep. Richard Bland (D-MO); Sen. William Boyd (R-IA)
Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003
Y
Honor
Mon, 12/02/2002
"Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003"
107-314
116 Stat 2458
Rep. Robert L. Stump (AZ) who retired in 2002
Rep Bob Stump honored in Section 1(b)
Bodie Protection Act of 1994
Y
Location
Mon, 10/31/1994
"Bodie Protection Act of 1994"
103-433 (Title X)
108 Stat 4509
Bodie Bowl, CA
Named for "Bodie Bowl" in CA
Boggs Act
N
Sponsor
Fri, 11/02/1951
NO short title
21 U.S.C. § 174
ch. 666, 65 Stat 767
Rep. Thomas Hale Boggs (D-LA)
name not statutized, repealed
Bonner Act (see Federal Boating Act of 1958)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 09/02/1958
"Federal Boating Act of 1958"
85-911
72 Stat 1754
Rep. Herbert Covington Bonner, (D-SC)
short title - "Federal Boating Act of 1958"
Booth Act (California School Lands)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 05/01/1877
NO short title
ch 81, 19 Stat 267
Sen. Newton Booth (Ind. Rep. - CA)
no name in statute
Borah Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 08/25/1937
NO short title
ch 777, 50 Stat 810
Sen. William Borah (R-ID)
no name in statute
Borah Resolution (Armament Conference) (see Disarmament Conference Resolution)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 07/12/1921
NO short title
ch 44 §9, 42 stat 141
Sen. William Edgar Borah, (R-ID)
Borland Amendment
U
Sponsor
Tue, 07/21/1914
NO short title
ch 191, 38 Stat 524
Rep. William Patterson Borland, (D-MO)
no name in statute
Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002
Y
Description
Mon, 08/05/2002
"Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002"
1 U.S.C. § 1 note
107-207
116 Stat 926
Adds "born-alive infant" to defintion of "person" in 1 USC 1
short title at beginning of statute
Boulder Canyon Project Act
Y
Description
Fri, 12/21/1928
"Boulder Canyon Project Act"
Ch. 42, 45 Stat 1056
Bowman Act (Claims)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 03/03/1883
NO short title
ch 116, 22 Stat 485
Rep. Selwyn Bowman (R-MA)
no name in statute
Boykin Merchant Marine Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 06/06/1939
NO short title
ch 186, 53 Stat 810
Rep. Frank Boykin (D-AL)
names that it is amending Merchant Marine Act of 1936
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
Y
Honor
Tue, 11/30/1993
"Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act"
18 U.S.C. § 921
103-159 (Title I)
107 Stat 1536
James Brady, Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was shot by Hinkley in the course of his assassination attempt.
name in short title; also Title I listed as "Brady Handgun Control"
Brookhart Act
U
Sponsor
Thu, 07/03/1930
NO short title
ch 850, 46 Stat 1003
Sen. Smith Wildman Brookhart (R-IA) (1921-1926; 1927-1932)
no name in statute
Brooks Act (Architects and Engineers) (see Brooks Architect-Engineers Act)
Y
Sponsor
Thu, 06/30/1949
NO short title
92-582
86 Stat 1278
Rep. Overton Brooks (D-LA), served on the Committee on Science and Aeronautics.
Kind of odd. Info in Table is "June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title IX, as added Oct 27, 1972, Pub. L. 92-582, 86 Stat. 1278" No name in statute; amended to add short title "Brooks Architect-Engineers Act" by 108 Stat 3409 in 1994
Brooks Act (Data Processing) (see Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 06/30/1949
NO short title
89-306
79 Stat 1127
Rep. Overton Brooks (D-LA)
Brown-Lea Natural Gas Act
N
Sponsor
Tue, 06/21/1938
"Natural Gas Act"
15 U.S.C. § 717w
ch 556, 52 Stat 821
Rep. Clarence Frederick Lea, (D-CA); Sen. Prentiss Brown (D-MI)
short title at end;
Brown-Lodge Bill
U
Sponsor
Mon, 07/07/1947
NO short title
ch. 207, 61 Stat 246
Rep. Clarence Brown (R-OH); Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (R-MA)
no name in statute
Brown-Stevens Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 05/06/1910
NO short title
ch. 202, 36 Stat 348
Rep. Frederick Clement Stevens, (R-MN); Sen. Norris Brown, (R-NE)
no name in statute
Bryson Act
N
Sponsor
Sat, 07/19/1952
NO short title
35 U.S.C. § 1
ch. 950, 66 Stat 792
Rep. Joseph Raleigh Bryson, (D-SC)
name not statutized
Buck Act
N
Sponsor
Wed, 10/09/1940
NO short title
4 U.S.C. § 105-110
ch. 787, 54 Stat 1059
Rep. Frank Henry Buck, (D-CA)
name not statutized
Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 06/30/2004
"Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004"
42 U.S.C. § 4001
108-264
118 Stat 712
Sen. James Bunning (KY), Rep. Douglas Bereuter (NE), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR)
name written as short title
Burke Act (Indians)
N
Sponsor
Tue, 05/08/1906
NO short title
25 U.S.C. § 349
ch. 2348, 34 Stat 182
Rep. Charles Burke (R-SD)
name not statutized
Burke-Wadsworth Act (see Selective Training and Service Act of 1940)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 09/16/1940
"Selective Training and Service Act of 1940"
50 U.S.C. § App 301 et seq
ch 720, 54 Stat 885
Sen. Edward Raymond Burke (D-S.D.); Rep. James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr., (R-N.Y.)
short title is "Selective Training and Service Act of 1940"; "Burke-Wadsworth" not statutized
Burton Law (Control and Regulation of Waters of Niagra Falls)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 06/29/1906
NO short title
ch. 3621, 34 Stat 626
Most likely Rep. Theodore Burton (R-OH), Chairman of Committee on Rivers and Harbors
no name in statute
Burton-Hill Hospital Survey of Construction Act (see Hospital Survey and Construction Act)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 08/13/1946
"Hospital Survey and Construction Act"
ch 958, 60 Stat 1040
Sen. Harold Hitz Burton (R-OH); Sen. Joseph Lister Hill (D-AL)
short title is "Hospital Survey and Construction Act"
Butter Standard Act
N
Description
Sun, 03/04/1923
NO short title
21 U.S.C. § 321a
ch 268, 42 Stat 1500
it's actually just a short little statute standarizing what counts as butter
Buy American Act
Y
Political Description
Fri, 03/03/1933
NO short title
41 U.S.C. § 101
ch 212, title III, 47 Stat 1520
amended to include "Buy American Act" as short title in 1994 by 108 Stat 3409
Buy American Act of 1988
Y
Political Description
Tue, 08/23/1988
"Buy American Act of 1988"
41 U.S.C. § 101
100-418, title VII
102 Stat 1545
short title at beginning of statute
Buy Indian Act
N
Description
Sat, 06/25/1910
NO short title
25 U.S.C. § 47
ch 431, section 23, 36 Stat 861
statutized by PL 103-435, 108 Stat 4566 (1994) with parenthetical "commonly referred to as the 'Buy Indian Act'"
Byrnes Act (Transporting Strikebreakers)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 06/24/1936
NO short title
ch. 746, 49 Stat 1899
Sen. James Byrnes (D-SC)
no name in statute
Cable Act (Naturalization and Citizenship Act of Married Women) (see Married Women's Citizenship Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 09/22/1922
NO short title
ch. 411, 42 Stat 1021
Rep. John Levi Cable, (R-OH)
no name in statute
Calder Act (Daylight Savings Act)
Y
Sponsor
Tue, 03/19/1918
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 261
ch. 24, 40 Stat 450
Sen. William Calder (D-NY)
Calder Act statutized by 114 Stat 2811; (amend an act … commonly known as the "Calder Act")
CALM Act
Y
Acrostic
Wed, 12/15/2010
"Commercial Advertisment Loudness Mitigation Act" or "CALM Act"
47 U.S.C. § 621
111-311
124 Stat 3294
both in short title at the beginning of statute
Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)
Y
Victim
Thu, 02/28/2008
"Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007" or "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"
49 U.S.C. § 30111
110-189
122 Stat 639
Named for Cameron Gulbransen, 2-yr-old who was killed when his father backed over him in the driveway.
written as title; short title has both Gulbransen and "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"
Camp W. G. Williams Land Exchange Act of 1989
Y
Location
Wed, 11/28/1990
At Title IX - "Camp W. G. Williams Land Exchange Act of 1989"
101-628 (title IX)
104 Stat 4499
Army National Guard camp named for Brigadier Gen. W. G. Williams
short title at Title IX; name of camp
CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
Y
Acrostic
Tue, 12/16/2003
"Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 or CAN-SPAM Act of 2003"
15 U.S.C. § 7701
108-187
117 Stat 2699
both in short title at the beginning of statute
Capeheart Housing Act
U
Sponsor
Thu, 08/11/1955
NO short title
ch. 783, 69 Stat 646
Sen. Homer Capeheart (R-IN)
no name in statute, although it specifies that it amends the "National Housing Act"
Capper-Ketcham Act
Y
Sponsor
Tue, 05/22/1928
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 343
ch. 687, 45 Stat 711
Sen. Arthur Capper (R-KS) and Rep. John Ketcham (R-MI)
statutized by reference in 67 Stat 84 (1953)
Capper-Lenroot-Anderson Act (Agricultural Credits) (see Agricultural Credits Act of 1923)
N
Sponsor
Sun, 03/04/1923
"Agricultural Credits Act of 1923"
12 U.S.C. § 1151 et seq
ch 252, 42 Stat 1454
Sen. Arthur Capper, (R-KA); Sen. Irvine Luther Lenroot, (R-WI); Rep. Sydney Anderson, (R-MN)
not statutized (repealed)
Capper-Tincher Act (Grain Futures) (See Commodity Exchange Act)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 09/21/1922
"The Grain Futures Act"
7 U.S.C. § 1
ch 369, 42 Stat 998
Sen. Arthur Capper, 1919-45, (R-KA); Rep. Jasper Napoleon Tincher, (R-KA
"Capper-Tincher" not statutized
Capper-Volstead Act (See Co-operative Marketing Assocations Act)
Y
Sponsor
Sat, 02/18/1922
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 291, 292
ch 57, 42 Stat 388
Sen. Arthur Capper (R-KS) and Rep. Andrew Volstead (R-MN)
"Capper-Volstead" statutized by reference in 94 Stat 374 (1980 amendment to 7 USC 292)
CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010
Y
Abbreviation
Wed, 10/20/2010
"CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010"
42 U.S.C. § 5101
111-320
124 Stat 3459
reauthorizing Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
Carey Act (Irrigation)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 08/18/1894
NO short title
43 U.S.C. § 641 (short title in note)
ch. 301, 28 Stat 422
Sen. Joseph Maull Carey, (R-WY)
name not statutized but noted in USC
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Y
Honor
Sat, 08/12/2006
"Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvements Act of 2006"
20 U.S.C. § 2301 (note)
88-210, 109-270
120 Stat 683
short title is in 109-270
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvements Act of 2006
Y
Honor
Sat, 08/12/2006
"Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvements Act of 2006"
20 U.S.C. § 2301 (note)
109-270
120 Stat 683
Rep. Carl D. Perkins (KY) was chair of the Committee on Education and Labor for 16 years until his death in 1984.
separate entry in table - hard to tell what it really is
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990
Y
Honor
Tue, 09/25/1990
"Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990"
20 U.S.C. § 2301
101-392
104 Stat 753
Rep. Carl D. Perkins (KY) was chair of the Committee on Education and Labor for 16 years until his death in 1984.
in short title, and formal title amends "Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act"
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998
Y
Honor
Sat, 10/31/1998
"Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998"
20 U.S.C. § 2301
105-332
112 Stat 3076
Rep. Carl D. Perkins (KY) was chair of the Committee on Education and Labor for 16 years until his death in 1984.
short title, also is amending law previously named for Perkins
Carlin Act (Larceny from Interstate Carriers)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 02/13/1913
ch. 50, 37 Stat 670
Rep. Charles Carlin (D-VA)
Carlisle Act (Internal Revenue)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 05/28/1880
NO short title
19 U.S.C. § 468, 469
ch. 108, 21 Stat 145
Rep. John Griffin Carlisle (D-KY)
PNT has 21 Stat 148 but it has to be wrong
Carlisle Act (Spirits Regauging)
U
Sponsor
Mon, 08/27/1894
NO short title
ch. 349, Section 50, 28 Stat 564
Former Sen., then Treasury Secretary John Carlise
Carmack Amendment to Hepburn Act (Insterstate Commerce)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 06/29/1906
NO short title
ch. 3591, 34 Stat 595
Sen. Edward Ward Carmack, (D-TN)
no name in statute or in 1978 amendment
Carol M White Physical Education Program
Y
Honor
Tue, 01/08/2002
"Carol M. White Physical Education Program"
20 U.S.C. § 7261
107-110
115 Stat 1841
Cannot find any information about Carol M. White.
Definitely written in to 107-110 -- originally 89-10, but that did not have Carol M White name; White added in NCLB
Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008
Y
Victim
Tue, 07/29/2008
"Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008"
42 U.S.C. § 201 (note)
110-285
122 Stat 2628
Named for daughter of Rep. Deborah Pryce (sponsor) who died from neuroblastoma at age 9 in 1999.
NOTE - name changed in committee, guessing it was someone other than price who made the change
Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
Y
Description
Thu, 04/16/1936
"Carriage of Goods by Sea Act"
46 U.S.C. § 30701
Ch. 229, 40 Stat 1207
Carriers Taxing Act of 1937
Y
Description
Tue, 06/29/1937
"Carriers Taxing Act of 1937"
Ch. 405, 50 Stat 435
Case-Zablocki Act
Y
Sponsor
Tue, 08/22/1972
NO short title
1 U.S.C. § 112b
92-403 Section 1
86 Stat 619
Sen. Clifford Case (R-NJ) and Rep. Clement Zablock (D-WI)
statutized in title of Section 7121, 118 Stat 3638
Celler Act (Liquor Prescriptions)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 03/31/1933
NO short title
ch. 18, 48 Stat 23
Rep. Emanuel Celler, (D-N.Y.)
no name in statute
Celler Anti-Merger Act (see Anti-Merger Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 12/29/1950
NO short title
ch. 1184, 64 Stat 1125
Rep. Emanuel Celler (D-NY)
no name in statute
Celler-Hennings Act of 1958
N
Sponsor
Mon, 08/25/1958
NO short title
28 U.S.C. § 334
85-752
72 Stat 845
Rep. Emanuel Celler, (D-NY); Sen. Thomas Carey Hennings, Jr., (D-MO).
name not statutized
Celler-Kefauver Act (see Anti-Merger Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 12/29/1950
NO short title
ch 1184, 64 Stat 1125
Rep. Emanuel Celler (D-NY); Sen. Carey Kefauver (D-TN)
Chacoan Outliers Protection Act of 1995
Y
Location
Thu, 05/18/1995
"Chacoan Outliers Protection Act of 1995"
104-11
109 Stat 158
Chaco was a city in New Mexico a thousand years ago, now protected as a National Historical Park
Chamberlain-Ferris Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 06/09/1916
NO short title
ch. 137, 39 Stat 218
Sen. George Earle Chamberlain, (D-OR); Rep. Scott Ferris, (D-OK)
no name in statute; railroad/telegraph land grant
Chandler Act (Bankruptcy Revision)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 06/22/1938
NO short title
ch. 575, 52 Stat 840
Rep. Walter Chandler (D-TN)
no name in statute
Chandler Rail Bankruptcy Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 07/28/1939
NO short title
ch. 393, 53 Stat 1134
Rep. Walter Chandler (D-TN)
no name in statute
Charles "Pete" Conrad Astronomy Awards Act
Y
Honor
Fri, 12/30/2005
"Charles 'Pete' Conrad Astronomy Awards Act"
51 U.S.C. § 30902(a)
109-155, Title VI, Section 613
119 Stat 2932
Charles "Pete" Conrad, astronaut and third person to walk on the moon.
name of section 613; awards are named for Conrad
Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Enhancement Act of 2000
Y
Location
Mon, 12/11/2000
"Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Enhancement Act of 2000"
106-541, Title VIII
114 Stat 2699
Park in Montana was previously named for Charles M. Russell
name in short title; odd note in SAL: "Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge Enhancement Act of 2000. Montana.
Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act
Y
Honor
Fri, 12/21/2007
"Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201
110-144
121 Stat 1813
Rep. Charles W. Norwood, Jr. (R-GA), died in office in 2007
Originally introduced by Rep. Charlie Norwood (GA) as the "Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act"
Check 21 Act
Y
Description
Tue, 10/28/2003
"Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act" or "Check 21 Act"
12 U.S.C. § 5001
108-100
117 Stat 1177
both in short title at beginning of statute
Chimp Haven is Home Act
Y
Institution
Wed, 12/26/2007
"Chimp Haven is Home Act"
short title see 42 U.S.C. § 201 (note)
110-170
121 Stat 2465
Chimp Haven is a "retirement community" for lab chimps.
Closed a loophole in the CHIMP Act that would have allowed retired lab chimps to return to labs under some circumstances. Chimp Haven is the "retirement community" - http://www.chimphaven.org/view-news.cfm?id=38
Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act
N
Acrostic
Wed, 12/20/2000
"Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201
106-551
114 Stat 2752
obvious abbreviation is not included anywhere in bill, nor does it come up in floor debates (no report)
Chris Zajicek Memorial Land Exchange Act of 2004
Y
Honor
Wed, 12/08/2004
"Chris Zajicek Memorial Land Exchange Act of 2004"
108-447, div. E, Title III, Section 347
118 Stat 3106
Likely named for Chris Zajicek, accquisition specialist w/ the US Forest Service.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
Y
Honor
Mon, 03/30/2009
"Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act"
short title see 42 U.S.C. § 201 (note)
111-11, title XIV
123 Stat 1452
Christopher Reeve, actor best known for playing Superman, and his wife Dana, who became advocates for people living with paralysis and spinal cord injuries after Reeve became paralyzed as a result of an accident.
short title
CIARDS Technical Corrections Act of 1992
Y
Abbreviation
Sat, 10/24/1992
"CIARDS Technical Corrections Act of 1992"
50 U.S.C. § 2001
102-496, title VIII
106 Stat 3196
Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System
Claiborne Pell Institute for International Relations and Public Policy Act
Y
Honor
Sat, 10/19/1996
"Claiborne Pell Institute for International Relations and Public Policy Act"
104-319, title III
110 Stat 3867
grant to establish and maintain a center at Salve University named for Sen. Claiborne Pell (RI)
title of Title III and short title
Clark Amendment (Angolan Assistance Limitation)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 06/30/1976
NO short title
94-329, title IV, section 404
90 Stat 757
Sen. Dick Clark (D-IA)
Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 06/07/1924
NO short title
ch. 348, 43 Stat 653
Rep. John Davenport Clarke, (R-NY); Sen. Charles Linza McNary, (R-OR)
Clason Naturalization Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 07/02/1940
NO short title
ch. 512, 54 Stat 715
Rep. Charles Clason (R-MA)
CLASS Act
Y
Acrostic
Tue, 03/23/2010
"Communitive Living Assistance Services and Supports Act" or "CLASS Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201 note
111-148, title VIII
124 Stat 828
both in short title at beginning of statute - establishing CLASS program
Claude Pepper Young Americans Act of 1990
Y
Honor
Sat, 11/03/1990
"Claude Pepper Young Americans Act of 1990"
42 U.S.C. § 12301
101-501, title IX
104 Stat 1262
Sen. Claude Pepper (FL) who introduced similar legislation, then died on May 30, 1989.
Claude Pepper had introduced a "Young Americans Act in 1989" and then passed away, this bill was added in to a different piece of legislation
Clayton Act (Antitrust)
Y
Sponsor
Thu, 10/15/1914
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 12(b)
ch. 323, 38 Stat 730
Rep. Henry Clayton (D-AL), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and sponsor.
name statutized by 90 Stat 1383, "Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976"
Coastwise Load Line Act, 1935
Y
Description
Tue, 08/27/1935
"Coastwise Load Line Act, 1935"
Ch. 747, 49 Stat 888
Cochran-Hull Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 07/08/1932
NO short title
ch. 464, 47 Stat 649
Probably Rep. John J. Cochran (D-MO) (1926-1947); Probably Sen. Cordell Hull (D-TN) (1931-1933);
Cochran-Patterson Act (see Kidnapping Act)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 06/22/1932
Fri, 05/18/1934
NO short title
ch 301, 48 Stat 781
Sen. Roscoe Patterson (R-MO); Rep. John J. Cochran (D-MO)
This is a great example of when the PNT's practice of listing two dates for an act -- one for when it was first enacted and another for an amendment -- is confusing. Sen. Patterson and Cochran sponsored the original act passed in 1932, which is ch. 271, 47 Stat. 326. The USSL citation given in the PNT is to a 1934 amendment to that law, which was sponsored by different Members.
Code Adam Act of 2003
Y
Victim
Wed, 04/30/2003
"Code Adam Act of 2003"
42 U.S.C. § 5601 (note)
108-21, title III, subtitle D (section 361)
117 Stat 665
Named for Adam Walsh (son of John Walsh), who disappeared from a store at age 6 in 1981. "Code Adam" describes the procedures to be followed when a child goes missing in a store.
short title - missing children procedures in public buildings
Commodore Bill
U
Sponsor
Fri, 04/09/1943
NO short title
ch 38, 57 Stat 59
Establishing the rank of Commodore in the Navy and Marine Corps.
No idea who commodore is
Communications Act of 1934
Y
Description
Tue, 06/19/1934
"Communications Act of 1934"
47 U.S.C. § 609
Ch. 652, 48 Stat 1064
COMPETE Act of 2006
Y
Acrostic
Fri, 12/22/2006
"Creating Opportunities for Minor League Professionals, Entertainers, and Teams through Legal Entry Act of 2006" or the "COMPETE Act fof 2006"
8 U.S.C. § 1101
109-463
120 Stat 3477
both in short title at the beginning of statute
Comstock Act
U
Honor
Mon, 03/03/1873
NO short title
ch. 258, 17 Stat 598
Anthony Comstock, an anti-obscenity law advocate.
Congenital Heart Futures Act
Y
Description
Tue, 03/23/2010
"Congenital Heart Futures Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201 note
111-148, title X, section 10411
124 Stat 988
short title at beginning of Section; national congenital heart disease surveillance system
Congressional Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Act of 2006
Y
Award
Thu, 12/14/2006
"Congressional Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Act of 2006"
31 U.S.C. § 5111 (note)
109-395
120 Stat 2708
awarding congressional gold medal -- but this is the only one named as "Congressional Tribute"
Connally Hot Oil Act (aka the Hot Oil Act)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 02/22/1935
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 715
ch. 18, 49 Stat 30
Sen. Thomas Terry Connally, (D-TX)
not statutized
Cooley Tobacco Act (see Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 02/16/1938
"Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938"
7 U.S.C. § 1281
ch 30, 52 Stat 31
Rep. Harold Dunbar Cooley (D-NC)
"Cooley Tobacco Act" not statutized
Coolie Trade Prohibition Act
N
Description
Wed, 02/19/1862
No short title, but long title includes "Coolie Trade"
ch. 27, 12 Stat 340
The "Coolie Trade" refers to the trafficking of persons from Asia, mostly China and India, to work as slaves or low-wage laborers. The term "Coolie" is a perjorative.
"Coolie Trade" actually in the name of the statute: "An Act to prohibit the "Coolie Trade" by American Citizens in American Vessels
Cooper-Hawes Act (Convict Made Goods) (see Hawes-Cooper Act)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 01/19/1929
NO short title
ch. 79, 45 Stat 1084
Probably Rep. Henry Allen Cooper (R-WI) (1893-1919, 1921-1931); Sen. Harry Bartow Hawes (D-MO)
Copeland Anti-Kickback Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 06/13/1934
NO short title
ch. 482, 48 Stat 948
Sen. Royal Samuel Copeland (D-NY)
Copeland Anti-Racketeering Act (see Anti-Racketeering Act)
U
Sponsor
Mon, 06/18/1934
NO short title
ch 569, 48 Stat 979
Sen. Royal Samuel Copeland (D-NY)
Copeland Firearms Act
N
Sponsor
Thu, 06/30/1938
"Federal Firearms Act"
15 U.S.C. § 901 et seq
ch 850, 52 Stat 1250
Sen. Royal Samuel Copeland, (D-N.Y.)
"Copeland" never statutized, act repealed; short title (at end)
Copeland Pure Food and Drugs Act (see Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 06/25/1938
"Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act"
21 U.S.C. § 301
ch 675, 52 Stat 1040
Sen. Royal Samuel Copeland, 1923-38, (D-NY),
short title - Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; Copeland never statutized
Copeland-Guffey-Gibson Ship Subsidy Act (see Merchant Marine Act, 1936)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 06/29/1936
"Merchant Marine Act, 1936"
46 U.S.C. § 101 note
ch 858, 49 Stat 1985
Sen. Royal Samuel Copeland, (D-N.Y); Sen. Joseph F. Guffey, (D-PA); Sen. Ernest Willard Gibson, (R-VA)
Section 906 gives short title as "Merchant Marine Act, 1936"; "Copeland-Guffey-Gibson" not statutized
Corey Shea Act
Y
Victim
Wed, 10/13/2010
"Corey Shea Act"
38 U.S.C. § 101 (note)
111-275, title V, section 502
124 Stat 2882
Army Specialist Corey Shea was killed in Iraq in November 2008. His mother fought for the legislation to allow interment in military cemeteries of parents of deceased veterans who do not have spouses or children.
short title of Sec. 502 - internment in national cemeteries of parents of certain deceased veterans
Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933
Y
Description
Sat, 05/27/1933
"Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933"
Ch. 38, title II, 48 Stat 74
Covering-in Act
U
Description
Sat, 06/20/1874
NO short title
ch 328, section 5, 18 Stat 110
no idea what "covering-in" is
Craig Recreation Land Purchast Act
Y
Location
Wed, 10/13/2004
"Craig Recreation Land Purchase Act"
108-325
118 Stat 1268
Craig, AK
Craig is a city in Alaska
Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act of 2008
Y
Honor
Mon, 03/30/2009
"Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act of 2008"
16 U.S.C. § 1271 note
111-11, title V, Section 5002
123 Stat 1147
Sen. Craig Thomas (WY), died in 2007
Snake River is a place;
Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 11/28/1990
"Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act"
42 U.S.C. § 12701 note
101-625
104 Stat 4079
Sen. Alan Cranston (D-CA), Chiarman of the Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Rep. Henry Gonzalez (D-TX), Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs.
Crawford Act (Claims) (see Ominbus Claims Act)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 03/04/1915
NO short title
ch 140, §5, 38 Stat 996
Rep. Joel Crawford, (R-GA)
Crawford National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act
Y
Institution
Tue, 10/01/1996
"Crawford National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act"
104-215
110 Stat 3018
Fish hatchery previously named "Crawford"
short title - fish hatchery was already named Crawford
Credit CARD Act of 2009
Y
Acrostic
Fri, 05/22/2009
"Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009" or "Credit CARD Act of 2009"
15 U.S.C. § 1601
111-24
123 Stat 1734
short title at beginning of statute
Crosser-Wheeler Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (see Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 06/25/1938
"Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act"
45 U.S.C. § 367
ch 680, 52 Stat 1094
Rep. Robert Crosser, (D-OH); Sen. Burton Kendall Wheeler, (D-MT).
short title at end; "Crosser-Wheeler" not statutized
Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996
Y
Political Description
Tue, 03/12/1996
"Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996"
22 U.S.C. § 6021
104-114
110 Stat 785
Seems likely that "LIBERTAD" is included because portions of the statute are purposively modeled on the FREEDOM Support Act of 1992. (LIBERTAD is Spanish for FREEDOM.)
short title at beginning of statute; seeking sanctions
Cullom Act (Interstate Commerce) (see Interstate Commerce Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 02/04/1887
NO short title
ch 104, 24 Stat 379
Sen. Shelby Cullom (R-IL)
Curt Flood Act of 1998
Y
Honor
Tue, 10/27/1998
"Curt Flood Act of 1998"
15 U.S.C. § 1 (note)
105-297
112 Stat 2824
Curt Flood was a Major League Baseball player who challenged the league's reserve clause in a suit that went before the Supreme Court as Flood v. Kuhn. He died of throat cancer the day before the bill was introduced.
Amends the Clayton Act to specify that baseball is subject to antitrust laws. Named for MLB player Curt Flood, who was litigant in SCOTUS case Flood v. Kuhn that overturned Federal Baseball Club. Senate and House bills were introduced on the first day of the 105th Congress. The House version (introduced by Conyers) was HR 21, for Flood's uniform number for the Cardinals.
Curtis Act (Five Civilized Tribes)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 04/26/1906
NO short title
ch. 1876, 34 Stat 137
Rep. Charles Curtis (R-KS), chair of Comm. On Indian Depredations
Curtis Act (Indians in Indian Territory)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 06/28/1898
NO short title
ch. 517, 30 Stat 495
Rep. Charles Curtis (R-KS), future chair of the committee on Indian Depredations
Curtis Act (Reclamation and Irrigation)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 02/13/1911
NO short title
43 U.S.C. § 468
ch. 49, 36 Stat 902
Sen. Charles Curtis, (R-KA)
name not statutized
D'Alesandro Repatriation Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 07/02/1940
NO short title
ch. 509, 54 Stat 715
Rep. Thomas D'Alesandro (D-MD)
Dale Bumpers Wilderness Resources Protection Act (also known as the Arkansas Wilderness Act of 1984)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 10/19/1984
Enacting Clause - "Arkansas Wilderness Act of 1984"
16 U.S.C. § 1132 (note)
98-508
98 Stat 2349
Sen. Dale Bumpers, (D-AK).
"Dale Bumpers" not statutized; named as "Arkansas Wilderness Act of 1984" in the enacting clause
Dandini Research Park Conveyance Act
Y
Institution
Wed, 09/21/2005
"Dandini Research Park Conveyance Act"
109-69
119 Stat 2007
Name "Dandini Research Park" pre-existed statute.
short title
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lake Champlain Basin Program Act of 2002
Y
Honor
Wed, 11/27/2002
"Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lake Champlain Basin Program Act of 2002"
33 U.S.C. § 1251 (note)
107-303, title II
116 Stat 2358
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (NY)
short title; Moynihan was one of the sponsors of the underlying bill (1990, Lake Champlain Special Designation Act), he had retired from the Senate in 2000
Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009
Y
Honor
Mon, 05/17/2010
"Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009"
22 U.S.C. § 2151 (note)
111-166
124 Stat 1186
named for reporter Daniel Pearl killed in Pakistan
Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act
Y
Victim
Thu, 08/14/2008
"Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act"
15 U.S.C. § 2056a(a)
110-314, title I, Section 104
122 Stat 3028
Danny Keysar was a 17-month-old child killed in 1998 when a portable crib collapsed on him.
short title at Section 104(a)
Dante B. Fascell North-South Center Act of 1991
Y
Honor
Mon, 10/28/1991
"North/South Center Act of 1991"
22 U.S.C. § 2075(a)
102-138, title II, Section 208
105 Stat 694
Rep. Dante B. Fascell (FL)
1991 act created "North/South Center" but "Dante B. Fascell" was statutized by 113 Stat 54 (in 1996), which both named the Center for Fascell and amended the earlier act to change the short title
David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991
Y
Honor
Wed, 12/04/1991
"National Security Education Act of 1991"
50 U.S.C. § 1901(a)
102-183, title VIII
105 Stat 1271
Sen. David L. Boren (OK)
both title and short title are "National Security Education Act of 1991"; "David L. Boren" statutized by amending short title in 106 Stat 3185 (1992); Boren authored the 1991 law
Davis-Bacon Act
Y
Sponsor
Tue, 03/03/1931
NO short title
40 U.S.C. 3141-3148
ch. 411, 46 Stat 1494
Rep. Robert L. Bacon (R-NY) (1923-1938); Sen. James John Davis (R-PA) (1930-1945)
statutized as "Davis-Bacon Act" by 116 Stat. 1062 (2002); also listed in PNT as "Bacon-Davis Act"
Dawes Act (Indians) (see Indian General Allotment Act)
N
Sponsor
Tue, 02/08/1887
NO short title
25 U.S.C. § 331
ch 119, 24 Stat 388
Sen. Henry Laurens Dawes, (R-MA)
Dawes Act (Marriage with Indian Women)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 08/09/1888
NO short title
25 U.S.C. § 181
ch. 818, 25 Stat 392
Sen. Henry Laurens Dawes, (R-MA)
Dawson Family Community Protection Act
Y
Victim
Fri, 12/29/2006
"Dawson Family Community Protection Act"
21 U.S.C. § 1701 (note)
109-469, title III, Section 302
120 Stat 3524
Carnell and Angela Dawson were killed, along with their five children, when their house was fire-bombed in apparent retaliation for Mrs. Dawson's notification to police about persistent drug distribution activity in their neighborhood.
short title at Section 302(a)
Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998
Y
Political Description
Wed, 06/24/1998
"Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998"
18 U.S.C. § 228
105-187
112 Stat 618
short title at beginning of statute
Debbie Smith Act of 2004
Y
Victim
Sat, 10/30/2004
"Debbie Smith Act of 2004"
42 U.S.C. § 13701 (note)
108-405, title II
118 Stat 2266
Debbie Smith was a rape survivor who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of testing the backlog of rape kits.
short title; also "Title II -- Debbie Smith Act of 2004"
Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008
Y
Victim
Wed, 10/08/2008
"Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008"
42 U.S.C. § 13701 (note)
110-360
122 Stat 4008
Debbie Smith was a rape survivor who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of testing the backlog of rape kits.
Delaney Amendment (see Food Addititves Amendment of 1958)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 09/06/1958
"Food Additives Amendment of 1968"
21 U.S.C. § 301
85-929
72 Stat 1784
Rep.James Joseph Delaney, (D-NY)
short title at beginning - "Food Additives Amendment of 1958"
Dent Act
U
Sponsor
Sun, 03/02/1919
NO short title
ch. 94, 40 Stat 1272
Rep. Stanley Hubert Dent, Jr., (D-AL)
Dick Act of 1903 (see Militia Act of 1903)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 01/21/1903
NO short title
ch 196, 32 Stat 775
Sen. Charles W F Dick (R-OH), sponsor and chair of the Committee on the Militia
Dickinson Dam Bascule Gates Settlement Act of 2000
Y
Location
Sat, 12/23/2000
"Dickinson Dam Bascule Gates Settlement Act of 2000"
106-566, Title VIII
114 Stat 2828
Dickinson Dam; bascule is the type of structure
Dickinson is the name of the dam; Bascule is the type of structure
Dickstein Alien Officials Act (see Immigration Act of 1924)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 05/26/1924
"The Immigration Act of 1924"
ch 190, 43 Stat 153
Samuel Dickstein, (D-NY)
short title at beginning - "The Immigration Act of 1924"
Dill-Crosser Railway Labor Act (see Railway Labor Act)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 05/20/1926
"Railway Labor Act"
45 U.S.C. § 151
ch 347, 44 Stat 577
Rep. Robert Crosser, (D-OH); Sen. Clarence Cleveland Dill, (D-WA)
name not statutized
Dill-Rayburn Communications Act
N
Sponsor
Tue, 06/19/1934
"Communications Act of 1934"
47 U.S.C. § 609
ch 652, 48 Stat 1064
Sen. Clarence Cleveland Dill, (D-WA); Rep. Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, (D-TX)
"Dill-Rayburn" not statutized; short title at end - "Communications Act of 1934" (creating FCC)
Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 08/09/1950
NO short title
16 U.S.C. § 777 (note)
64 Stat 430
Rep. John Dingell (Sr.)(D-MI) and Sen. Edwin Johnson (D-CO)
statutized as "Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act" by S. 101(c ) of 114 Stat 1762
Dingley Act (Shipping)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 06/26/1884
NO short title
ch. 121, 23 Stat 53
Rep. Nelson Dingley (R-ME)
Dingley Act (Tarriff)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 07/24/1897
NO short title
ch. 11, 30 Stat 151
Rep. Nelson Dingley (R-ME)
District of Columbia Alley Dwelling Act
Y
Description
Tue, 06/12/1934
"District of Columbia Alley Dwelling Act"
Ch. 465, 48 Stat 930
District of Columbia Credit Unions Act
Y
Description
Thu, 06/23/1932
"District of Columbia Credit Unions Act"
Ch. 272, 47 Stat 326
District of Columbia minimum wage law
Y
Description
Thu, 09/19/1918
"District of Columbia minimum-wage law"
ch 174, 40 Stat 960
short title at end
District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act
Y
Description
Wed, 08/28/1935
"District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act"
Ch. 794, 49 Stat 946
Dockery Act (Accounting)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 07/13/1894
NO short title
ch. 174, 28 Stat 205
Rep. Alexander Dockery (D-MO)
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 07/21/2010
"Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act"
12 U.S.C. § 5301 (note)
111-203
124 Stat 1376
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), each were Chairmen of the respective Committees of jurisdiction.
title of bill and short title
Dollinger Act (Food and Drugs)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 08/31/1957
NO short title
85-250
71 Stat 567
Rep. Isidore Dollinger (D-NY)
Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
Y
Honor
Sat, 07/01/1944
1944 - NO short title; 2000 - "Youth Drug and Menthal Health Services Act"; 2001 - "Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative"
42 U.S.C. § 290hh-1(g)
106-310
114 Stat 1169
Donald J. Cohen, child psychologist and pioneer in the field of childrens' mental health, who died in 2001.
No short title in original legislation or in 2000 amendment indicated in PNT. Amended to add short title "Donald J. Cohen Traumatic Stress Initiative" by 115 Stat 2201 (2002)
Doug Barnard, Jr. -- 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olypmic Games Commemorative Coin Act
Y
Honor/Sponsor
Tue, 10/06/1992
"Doug Barnard, Jr. -- 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olypmic Games Commemorative Coin Act"
31 U.S.C. § 5112 (note)
102-390
106 Stat 1620
Rep. Doug Barnard, Jr. (GA), retired 1992.
Barnard was the sponsor, but the version he introduced did not include his name, which was added some time during the House consideration.
Doug Bereuter Section 502 Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 11/28/1990
NO short title
42 U.S.C. § 1472(h)(1)
101-625, Title VII, Section 706(b)
104 Stat 4284
Rep. Douglas Bereuter (R-NE) retired in 2004.
short title is added by 118 Stat 917 in 2004, which renames section 502 of the 1990 Cranston-Gonzalez Act for Doug Bereuter, who is credited for drafting that section
Doughton Bond Limitation Act (see Second Liberty Bond Act)
U
Sponsor
Mon, 09/24/1917
NO short title
ch 56, 40 Stat 288
Rep. Robert Lee Doughton, (D-N.C.)
Doughton Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 (see Current Tax Payment Act of 1943)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 06/09/1943
"Current Tax Payment Act of 1943"
ch 120, 57 Stat 126
Rep. Robert Lee Doughton, (D-N.C.)
short title at end; Rep. Doughton was chairman of House Ways and Means - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Doughton
Doughton Unemployment Compensation Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 04/19/1939
NO short title
ch. 73, 53 Stat 581
Rep. Robert Doughton (D-NC)
Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007
Y
Honor
Wed, 12/26/2007
"Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act of 2007"
38 U.S.C. § 101 (note)
110-157
121 Stat 1831
Dr. James Allen is a professor of opthamology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. He worked for 33 years at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Wisconsin. (Bill sponsored by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI)).
Drive for Teen Employment Act
Y
Political Description
Sat, 10/31/1998
"Drive for Teen Employment Act"
29 U.S.C. § 201
105-334
112 Stat 3137
Cutesy play-on-words -- statute changes the exemption to child labor provisions of the FLSA for teenagers driving cars and trucks in the course of employment.
short title at beginning of statute
Dugger Mountain Wildnerness Act of 1999
Y
Location
Thu, 12/09/1999
"Dugger Mountain Wildnerness Act of 1999"
106-156
113 Stat 1741
Dugger Mountain in Alabama.
short title; act is naming area of federal lands as "Dugger Mountain Wilderness", named for Dugger Mountain
Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
Y
Honor
Tue, 10/14/2008
"Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009"
110-417
122 Stat 4356
Rep. Duncan Lee Hunter, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, retired in 2008.
title of bill and short title; Hunter was chair of House Armed Services but was a Republican -- this bill was passed by the Dems in 2008
Durham-Humphrey Drug Prescriptions Act (see Humphrey-Durham Drug Prescriptions Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 10/26/1951
NO short title
ch 578, 65 Stat 648
Rep. Carl Durham (D-NC); Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)
Dutch John Federal Property Disposition And Assistance Act of 1998
Y
Location
Fri, 10/30/1998
"Dutch John Federal Property Disposition And Assistance Act of 1998"
16 U.S.C. § 460v (note)
105-326
112 Stat 3040
Dutch John, UT
short title;
Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Development Act of 1992
Y
Honor
Thu, 07/23/1992
"Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Development Act of 1992"
102-325 Title X Section 1004; 89-329, Title X, part D
106 Stat 783
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
establishing Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Program; PL 89-329 is Higher Education Act of 1965
Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act
Y
Honor
Sun, 04/11/1965
"Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act"
20 U.S.C. § 2981
89-10, title II, part A; 100-297, title I, Section 1001
102 Stat 219
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
short title of Part A of PL 100-297 enacted Apr 28, 1988
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Bicentennial Civic Center Act
Y
Honor
Sat, 10/21/1972
"Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Bicentennial Civic Center Act"
92-520
86 Stat 1019
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
title in enacting clause; also strange b/c the bill starts at Sec 2
Dye and Chemical Control Act, 1921
Y
Description
Fri, 05/27/1921
"Dye and Chemical Control Act, 1921"
Ch. 14, 42 Stat 9
Dyer Act (Motor Vehicles) (see National Motor Vehicle Theft Act)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 10/29/1919
"National Motor Vehicle Theft Act"
ch 89, 41 Stat 324
Leonidas Carstarphen Dyer; (R-MO)
short title at beginning - "the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act"
Dylan Lee James Act (aka the Family Opportunity Act of 2005)
Y
Honor/Victim
Wed, 02/08/2006
"Family Opportunity Act of 2005" or the "Dylan Lee James Act"
42 U.S.C. § 1305 (note)
109-171, Title VI, subtitle A, chapter 6, subtitle A
120 Stat 96
Dylan Lee James of Mesquite, TX (introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions), boy born with Down Syndrome and a severe heart condition who died in 2000.
short title: may be cited as either the "Family Opportunity Act of 2005" or the "Dylan Lee James Act"
EARLY Act
Y
Acrostic
Tue, 03/23/2010
"Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009" or "EARLY Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201
111-148, title X, S10413
124 Stat 990
short title at beginning of section
Eaton Foreign Service Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 07/19/1939
NO short title
ch. 330, 53 Stat 1067
Probably Rep. Charles Eaton (R-NJ) (later became Foreign Affairs Comm Chair)
ED 1.0 Act
Y
Political Description
Wed, 12/26/2007
"ED 1.0 Act"
47 U.S.C. § 902 (note)
110-161, div. B, title V, Section 536
121 Stat 1932
titled in statute (functionally a short title); providing grants for wireless communication on certain college campuses -- really not clear what "ED 1.0" maens
Edge Act (Federal Reserve Banks)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 12/24/1919
NO short title
12 U.S.C. § 611 (note)
ch. 18, 41 Stat 378
Sen. Walter Evans Edge (R-NJ)
not statutized; amending the Federal Reserve Act;
Edge Act (see Mineral Leasing Act)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 02/25/1920
NO short title
30 U.S.C. § 181
ch 85, 41 Stat 437
Sen. Walter Evans Edge, (R-NJ)
"Mineral Leasing Act" referenced in 74 Stat 781
Edmunds Act (Polygamy)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 03/22/1882
NO short title
ch. 47, 22 Stat 30
Sen. George Edmunds (R-VT)
Edmunds-Tucker Act (Polygamy)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 03/03/1887
NO short title
ch. 397, 24 Stat 635
Sen. George Edmunds (R-VT); Rep. John Tucker (D-VA)
Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (see Serve America Act)
Y
Sponsor
Tue, 04/21/2009
"Serve America Act"
42 U.S.C. § 12501
111-13
123 Stat 1460
Sen. Edward Kennedy, (D-MA)
short title is "Serve America Act" but long title is "An Act Entitled The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws."
Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act
Y
Award
Tue, 07/01/2008
"Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act"
31 U.S.C. § 5111 (note)
122 Stat 2433
Sen. Edward William Brooke III (MA), who was the first African-American in the Senate after Reconstruction.
title of statute and short title; nothing noted in USC
Elkins Act (Interstate Commerce)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 02/19/1903
NO short title
ch. 708, 32 Stat 847
Sen. Stephen Elkins (R-WV), chairman of Comm on Interstate Commerce
Ellender Sugar Act (see Sugar Act of 1937)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 09/01/1937
NO short title
ch 898, 50 Stat 903
Sen. Allen Ellender (D-LA)
Emergency Adjusted Compensation Act, 1931
Y
Description
Fri, 02/27/1931
"Emergency Adjusted Compensation Act, 1931"
Ch. 318, 46 Stat 1429
Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935
Y
Description
Tue, 06/19/1934
"Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935"
Ch. 648, title II, 48 Stat 1021
Emergency Railroad Transportation Act, 1933
Y
Description
Fri, 06/16/1933
"Emergency Railroad Transportation Act, 1933"
ch. 91, 48 Stat 211
Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932
Y
Description
Thu, 07/21/1932
"Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932"
Ch. 520, 47 Stat 709
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935
Y
Description
Mon, 04/08/1935
"Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935"
Ch. 48, 49 Stat 115
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007
Y
Victim
Tue, 10/07/2008
"Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007"
28 U.S.C. § 509 (note)
110-344
122 Stat 3934
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American young man from Chicago who was brutally tortured and murdered after allegedly whistling at a white woman. The killers were tried but acquitted by an all-white jury.
title of statute and short title
EMTALA
N
Abbreviation
Mon, 04/07/1986
NO short title
42 U.S.C. § 1395dd
99-272, title IX, section 9121(b)
100 Stat 164
originally ch 541 title XVIII section 1867; updated April 7, 1986; nothing in short title, but EMTALA stands for Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004
Y
Acrostic
Thu, 12/23/2004
"Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 Act of 2004" or "ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004"
47 U.S.C. § 901
108-494, title I
118 Stat 3986
short title at beginning of statute
ENHANCED Act of 2009
Y
Acrostic
Tue, 03/23/2010
"Establishing a Network of Health-Advancing National Centers of Excellence for Depression Act of 2009" or "ENHANCED Act of 2009"
42 U.S.C. § 290bb-38
111-148, title X, section 10410
124 Stat 984
short title at beginning of S 10410
Equal Access Act
Y
Political Description
Sat, 08/11/1984
"Equal Access Act"
20 U.S.C. § 4071
98-377, title VIII
98 Stat 1302
Making it unlawful for a public secondary school or a school that receives Federal financial assistance to deny equal access to school facilities for meetings based on religious, political or philsophical content
short title of Title VIII and name of Title;
Erdman Act of 1898
U
Sponsor
Wed, 06/01/1898
NO short title
ch 370, 30 Stat 424
Rep. Constantine Jacob Erdman (D-PA)
Although Erdman was not in the House when the bil was finally signed into law, he had worked on previous versions which had passed the House in earlier Congresses. (See, eg, The House Devotes a Day to Labor Legislation, NY Times, Feb. 26, 1895)
Esch Act (Hours of Service on Railroads) (see Hours of Service Act (Railroads))
N
Sponsor
Mon, 03/04/1907
NO short title
45 U.S.C. § 61
ch 2939, 34 Stat 1415
Rep. John Jacob Esch, (R-WI)
name not statutized
Esch Car Service Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 05/29/1917
NO short title
ch. 23, 40 Stat 101
Rep. John Jacob Esch, (R-WI)
Esch Water Power Act (see Federal Power Act)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 06/10/1920
"The Federal Water Power Act"
16 U.S.C. § 791a
ch 285, 41 Stat 1063
John Jacob Esch, (R-WI)
"Esch" not statutized; short titled at end
Esch-Cummins Act (Railroads) (see Transportation Act, 1920)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 02/28/1920
"Transportation Act, 1920"
ch 91, 41 Sat 456
Rep. John Jacob Esch (R-WI); Sen. Albert Cummins (D-IA)
short title at beginning "Transportation Act, 1920"; Typo in PNT - listed as "Esch-Cummings" but is really "Esch-Cummins"
Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006
Y
Honor
Thu, 12/14/2006
"Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006"
42 U.S.C. § 2991 (note)
109-394
120 Stat 2705
Esther Martinez was a storyteller, linguist, and teacher who worked to preserve the Tewa language.
short title
Eugene Land Conveyance Act
Y
Location
Fri, 12/22/2006
"Eugene Land Conveyance Act"
109-457
120 Stat 3392
Eugene, OR
short title; Eugene refers to city
Evarts Act (Circuit Courts of Appeals) (see Circuit Court of Appeals Act)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 03/03/1891
NO short title
ch 517, 26 Stat 826
Sen. William Evarts (R-NY)
Export Apple Act
N
Description
Sat, 06/10/1933
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 581
ch 59, 48 Stat 123
amended to include short title as "Export Apple Act" by 113 Stat 1321 (1999); cross-listed as "Export Apple and Pear Act", promiting the export of apples and pears
Fact Finders' Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 12/05/1924
"Second Deficiency Act, Fiscal Year 1924"
43 U.S.C. § 371
ch 4, section 4, 43 Stat 701
"Fact Finders' Act" not listed anywhere, but indicated in USC short title note; name not statutized
Faddis Machine Tool Act
N
Sponsor
Thu, 10/10/1940
NO short title
50 U.S.C. § App. 711 et seq
ch. 836, 54 Stat 1090
Rep. Charles Isiah Faddis (D-PA)
name not statutized
Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990
Y
Tribe
Fri, 11/16/1990
"Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990"
101-618
104 Stat 3289
Fallon Paiute Shoshone is the name of a Tribe.
title of bill and short title;
Fallon Rail Freight Loading Facility Transfer Act
Y
Location
Mon, 12/16/2002
"Fallon Rail Freight Loading Facility Transfer Act"
107-339
116 Stat 2887
Fallon, NV
short title; Fallon is a city in NV
Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Dr. Hector P. Garcia Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
Y
Honor
Thu, 07/27/2006
"Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velasquez, and Dr. Hector P. Garcia Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006"
42 U.S.C. § 1971 (note)
109-246
120 Stat 577
Fannie Lou Hamer was a voting rights activist and SNCC organizer. Rosa Parks was a civil rights leader. Coretta Scott King was a civil rights activist and founder of the Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
short title in Statutes at Large is the "Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006"
Farm Credit Act of 1933
Y
Description
Fri, 06/16/1933
"Farm Credit Act of 1933"
12 U.S.C. § 1131
Ch. 98, 48 Stat 257
Fascell Fellowship Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 08/27/1986
"Fascell Fellowship Act"
22 U.S.C. § 4901
99-399
100 Stat 893
Rep. Dante Fascell, (D-FL)
short title at beginning of S 1001
Fascell Fellowship Amendments Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 10/24/1990
"Fascell Fellowship Amendments Act of 1990"
22 U.S.C. § 4901
101-454
104 Stat 1065
Rep. Dante Fascell, (D-FL)
short title at beginning of S 9
Father Aull Site Transfer Act of 1996
U
Location
Mon, 09/30/1996
NO short title
104-208, div A, title I, Section 101(d)
110 Stat 3009-181
Father Roger Aull, a German Jesuit priest who lived near Silver City, NM. His home and chapel were on BLM land, which was isolated and vandalized. The bill transferred the land to a local church to maintain.
Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act
Y
Award
Thu, 12/09/1999
"Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act"
31 U.S.C. § 5111 (note)
106-153
113 Stat 1733
Father Theodore Hesburgh was president of Notre Dame University.
title of statute and short title; awarding congressional gold medal
Federal Alcohol Adminstration Act
Y
Description
Thu, 08/29/1935
"Federal Alcohol Administration Act"
Ch. 813, 49 Stat 977
Federal Credit Union Act
Y
Description
Tue, 06/26/1934
"Federal Credit Union Act"
12 U.S.C. § 1751
Ch. 750, 48 Stat 1216
Federal Emergency Relief Act of 1933
Y
Description
Fri, 05/12/1933
"Federal Emergency Relief Act of 1933"
Ch. 30, 48 Stat 55
Federal Farm Loan Act
Y
Description
Mon, 07/17/1916
"Federal Farm Loan Act"
ch. 245, 39 Stat. 360
Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act
Y
Description
Wed, 01/31/1934
"Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act"
Ch. 7, 48 Stat 344
Federal Home Loan Bank Act
Y
Description
Fri, 07/22/1932
"Federal Home Loan Bank Act"
12 U.S.C. § 1421
Ch. 522, 47 Stat 725
Federal Register Act
Y
Description
Fri, 07/26/1935
"Federal Register Act"
Ch. 417, 49 Stat 500
Federal Switchblade Act
N
Description
Tue, 08/12/1958
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 1241
85-623
72 Stat 562
not statutized (though amended in 1986 by 100 Stat 3207)
Federal Tea Tasters Repeal Act of 1996
Y
Description
Tue, 04/09/1996
"Federal Tea Tasters Repeal Act of 1996"
21 U.S.C. § 41
104-128
110 Stat 1198
The law this bill repealed required that all tea imported had to be tested for quality, not just safety.
repealing the Tea Importation Act
Federal Water Power Act
Y
Description
Thu, 06/10/1920
"The Federal Water Power Act"
ch. 285, 41 Stat 1063
FEGLI Living Benefits Act
Y
Abbreviation
Tue, 10/25/1994
"FEGLI Living Benefits Act"
5 U.S.C. § 8701 (note)
103-409
108 Stat 4230
short title; "FEGLI" = Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
FERA
Y
Abbreviation
Wed, 05/20/2009
"Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009" or "FERA"
18 U.S.C. § 1 note
111-21
123 Stat 1617
short title at beginning of statute
Fess-Kenyon Act (see the Vocational Rehabilitation Act)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 06/02/1920
Tue, 07/06/1943
"Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1943"
29 U.S.C. § 31 et seq
ch 190 §1, 57 Stat 374
Sen. Simeon Davison Fess, (R-OH); Sen. William Squire Kenyon, (R-IA)
short title at end; "Fess-Kenyon" not statutized
Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006
Y
Political Description
Wed, 07/19/2006
"Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006"
42 U.S.C. § 201 note
109-242
120 Stat 570
short title at beginning of statute
Filled Cheese Act
U
Description
Sat, 06/06/1896
NO short title
ch 337, 29 Stat 253
Filled Milk Act
N
Description
Sun, 03/04/1923
NO short title
21 U.S.C. § 61
ch 262, 42 Stat 1486
Filled milk is a term for milk containing a substitute for butterfat.
statutized by 57 Stat 499 (1943)
Financial Stability Act of 2010
Y
Political Description
Wed, 07/21/2010
"Financial Stability Act of 2010"
12 U.S.C. § 5301
111-203, title I
124 Stat 1391
short title at beginning of title I; full bill is Dodd-Frank
First Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1928
Y
Description
Fri, 12/02/1927
"First Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1928"
ch. 5, 45 Stat 2
First Deficiency Appropriations Act, fiscal year 1936
Y
Description
Mon, 06/22/1936
"First Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1936"
Ch. 689, 49 Stat 1597
First Inventor Defense Act
Y
Description
Mon, 11/29/1999
"First Investor Defense Act of 1999"
35 U.S.C. § 1
106-113, div B, section 1000(a)(9)
113 Stat 1536, 1501A-555
Subtitle C - starts at 1501A-555
First Morrill Act (aka the Morrill Act)
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 07/02/1862
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 301 (note)
ch. 130, 12 Stat 503
Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT)
"Morrill" statutized by reference at 108 Stat 4048
Fiscal Year 1990 Dire Emergency Supplemental to Meet the Needs of Natural Disasters of National Significance
Y
Political Description
Thu, 10/26/1989
"the fiscal year 1990 Dire Emergency Supplemental to Meet the Needs of Natural Disasters of National Significance"
101-130, 101-100 ?
103 Stat 775
short title being added as Section 108 (e )
Fitzgerald Act (Apprentice Labor) (see National Apprenticeship Act)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 08/06/1937
NO short title
29 U.S.C. § 50
ch 663, 50 Stat 664
Rep. William Joseph Fitzgerald, (D-CT)
name not statutized
Fitzgerald-Tyson Act (see Emergency Officers' Retirement Act)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 05/24/1928
NO short title
ch 735, 45 Stat 735
Sen. Lawrence Davis Tyson (D-TN); Rep. Roy G. Fitzgerald (R-OH)
Five Civilized Tribes Act (Disposition of Affairs)
U
Description
Thu, 04/26/1906
NO short title
ch 1876, 34 Stat 137
Double entry in PNT
FLAME Act of 2009
Y
Acrostic
Fri, 10/30/2009
"Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009" or "FLAME Act of 2009"
43 U.S.C. § 1701
111-88, div A, title V
123 Stat 2968
short title at beginning of Title V
Fletcher-Rayburn Securities Act of 1933 (see Securities Act of 1933)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 05/27/1933
"Securities Act of 1933"
15 U.S.C. § 77a
48 Stat 74
Sen. Duncan Upshaw Fletcher, (D-FL); Rep. Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, (D-TX)
short title at beginning; "Fletcher-Rayburn" not statutized
Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001
Y
Honor/Sponsor
Mon, 10/30/2000
"Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001"
106-398, section 1
114 Stat 1654, 1654A-1
Rep. Floyd D. Spence (SC), Chair of the House Armed Services Committee (106th Cong.), died in office in 2001.
Actual act passed simply enacted HR 5408 from the previous Congress; Floyd D. Spence is short title at beginning of HR 5408, no short title to act.H185; Originally introduced by Rep. Spence without his name attached, seems to have been added in Committee.
FOARAM Act
Y
Acrostic
Mon, 03/30/2009
"Federal Ocean Acification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009" or "FOARAM Act"
33 U.S.C. § 3701
111-11, title XII, subtitle D
123 Stat 1436
short title at beginning of Subtitle D
Follow Through Act
Y
Political Description
Thu, 08/13/1981
"Follow Through Act"
42 U.S.C. § 9801 note
97-35, title VI, subtitle A, ch 8, sbch D
95 Stat 508
"Follow Through" programs are available after "Head Start" programs.
short title of subchapter C; post Head Start programs
Food and Forage Act
U
Description
Sat, 03/02/1861
NO short title
ch 84, S 10, 12 Stat 220
Food and Rest Law
N
Description
Fri, 06/29/1906
NO short title
45 U.S.C. § 71 note
ch 3594, 34 Stat 607
Food for Peace Act
Y
Political Description
Sat, 07/10/1954
"Argicultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954"
7 U.S.C. § 1691
ch 469, 68 Stat 454
Bill title and all references changed to "Food for Peace Act" by 122 Stat 1821 (2008)
Food for Peace Act of 1966
Y
Political Description
Fri, 11/11/1966
"Food for Peace Act of 1966"
7 U.S.C. § 1691
89-808
80 Stat 1526
short title at beginning of statute; amending Argicultural Trade Development and Assistance Act
Food for Progress Act of 1985
Y
Political Description
Mon, 12/23/1985
"Food for Progress Act of 1985"
7 U.S.C. § 1736o(a)
99-198, title XI, S 1110
99 Stat 1472
short title at beginning of S 1110
FOR VETS Act of 2010
Y
Acrostic
Wed, 12/22/2010
"Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2010" or "FOR VETS Act of 2010"
40 U.S.C. § 101
111-338
124 Stat 3590
short title at beginning of statute
Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 04/12/1900
NO short title
ch 191, 31 Stat 77
Sen. Joseph Foraker (R-OH), Chairman of Comm. On Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico
aka Puerto Rico Civil Code; nothing in short title
Force Act (Suits Against Revenue Officers)
U
Description
Sat, 03/02/1833
NO short title
ch 57, S3, 4 Stat 633
Force Act of 1870
U
Description
Tue, 05/31/1870
NO short title
ch 114, 16 Stat 140
Fordney-McCumber Act (see Tariff Act of 1922)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 09/22/1922
"Tariff Act of 1922"
ch 356, 42 Stat 858
Rep. Joseph Warren Fordney, (R-MI); Sen. Porter James McCumber (R-N.D.)
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008
Y
Abbreviation
Thu, 07/10/2008
"Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008" or the "FISA Amendments Act of 2008"
50 U.S.C. § 1801
110-261
122 Stat 2436
short title at the beginning of statute; what's interesting here is that "FISA" is not part of the short title of the original bill, but it has clearly come to be known by the acronym
Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926
Y
Description
Fri, 05/07/1926
"Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926"
Ch. 250, 44 Stat 403
Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act
Y
Award
Wed, 09/27/2006
"Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act"
31 U.S.C. § 5111 (note)
109-287
120 Stat 1231
Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
title and short title; awarding congressional gold medal
Fourth Liberty Bond Act
Y
Description
Tue, 07/09/1918
"The Fourth Liberty Bond Act"
Ch. 142, 40 Stat 844
Frank Annunzio Act
Y
Honor
Wed, 05/13/1992
"Frank Annunzio Act"
20 U.S.C. § 5701 (note)
102-281
106 Stat 139
Rep. Frank Annunzio (IL), retired in 1992.
Creating Christopher Columbus coins and fellowships.
Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010
Y
Honor
Tue, 01/04/2011
"Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010"
42 U.S.C. § 8001 (note)
111-374
124 Stat 4089
Frank Melville, philanthropist and founder of the Melville Charitable Trust, which focused on alleviating homelessness.
short title
Frazier-Lemke Farm-Mortgage Act
U
Sponsor
Thu, 06/28/1934
NO short title
ch. 869, 48 Stat 1289
Sen. Lynn Frazier (R-ND); Rep. William Lemke (Non-Partisan/R-ND)
FREEDOM Support Act
Y
Acrostic
Sat, 10/24/1992
"Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act of 1992" or "FREEDOM Support Act"
22 U.S.C. § 5801
102-511
106 Stat 3320
short title at beginning of statute
Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005
Y
Political Description
Mon, 07/24/2006
"Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005"
4 U.S.C. § 5
109-243
120 Stat 572
short title at beginning of statute
FRIENDSHIP Act
Y
Acrostic
Fri, 12/17/1993
"Act for Reform In Emerging New Democracies and Support and Help for Improved Partnership with Russia, Ukraine, and Other New Independent States" or "FRIENDSHIP Act"
22 U.S.C. § 5801
103-199
107 Stat 2317
Act for Reform In Emerging New Democracies and Support and Help for Improved Partnership with Russia, Ukraine, and Other New Independent States; both abbreviation and long version are in short title at beginning of statute
Fulbright-Hays Act (see Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961)
Y
Sponsor
Thu, 09/21/1961
"Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961"
22 U.S.C. § 2451
87-256
75 Stat 527
Sen. J. William Fulbright, (D-AK)
"Fulbright-Hays" statutized by PL 102-138, 105 Stat 647 with "(commonly referred to as the 'Fulbright-Hays Act')", codified at 22 USC 1475h
Fuller Act (Pensions, Civil War, War with Mexico)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 05/01/1920
NO short title
ch. 165, 41 Stat 585
Most likely Rep. Charles Fuller (R-IL), Chair of Committee on Invalid Pensions
Garfield Act (Compulsory Railway Connection)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 06/15/1866
NO short title
45 U.S.C. § 84
ch. 124, 14 Stat 66
Rep. James Abram Garfield, (future POTUS), (R-OH)
Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982
Y
Sponsor
Fri, 10/15/1982
"Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982"
12 U.S.C. § 226 (note)
97-320
96 Stat 1469
Rep. Fernand Joseph St. Germain (D-RI) and Sen. Edwin Jacob (Jake) Garn (R-UT).
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act
Y
Victim
Thu, 10/21/2004
"Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201 (note)
108-355
118 Stat 1404
Garrett Lee Smith was the son of Sen. Gordon Smith (OR). He committed suicide on Sept. 8, 2003; the Senate passed the bill (after House action) on Sept. 9, 2004, Garrett Smith's birthday.
statute relates to preventing teen suicide
Gasque Spanish War Pensions Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 05/24/1938
NO short title
ch. 268, 52 Stat 440
Rep. Allard Gasque (D-SC)
Gay Act (Public Lands in Louisiana)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 03/02/1889
NO short title
ch. 395, 25 Stat 877
Rep. Edward Gay (D-LA)
Gaylord A. Nelson Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wildneress Act
Y
Award
Wed, 12/08/2004
"Gaylord A. Nelson Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wildneress Act"
16 U.S.C. § 1132
108-447, div. E, Title I, Section 140
118 Stat 3069
Sen. Gaylord Anton Nelson, dem, Senate: 1963-1981, Wisconsin. Founder of Earth Day; Presidential medal of freedom. This is a tribute statute.
short title; statute also conferred the name "Gaylord A. Nelson" on the wilderness area
Gearhart Armistice Day Act (see Armistice Day Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 05/13/1938
NO short title
ch 210, 52 Stat 351
Rep. Bertrand Gearhart (R-CA)
Geary Act (Chinese Exclusion)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 05/05/1892
NO short title
ch. 60, 27 Stat 25
Rep. Thomas Geary (D-CA)
General Shelton Congressional Gold Medal Act
Y
Award
Wed, 01/16/2002
"General Shelton Congressional Gold Medal Act"
31 U.S.C. § 5111
107-127
115 Stat 2405
General H. Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
title and short title; awarding congressional gold medal
George Bill
N
Sponsor
Sat, 02/24/1945
NO short title
12 U.S.C. § 1801
ch. 4, 59 Stat 5
Sen. Walter Franklin George, (D-GA)
not statutized (repealed)
George Bush School of Government and Public Service Act
Y
Institution
Sat, 10/19/1996
"George Bush School of Government and Public Service Act"
104-319, Title IV
110 Stat 3867
President George H.W. Bush
title and short title; providing funds and assistance for establishing George Bush Fellowship Program at George Bush School of Management and Public Service at Texas A&M
George E. Brown, Jr. Near-Earth Object Survey Act
Y
Honor
Fri, 12/30/2005
"George E. Brown, Jr. Near-Earth Object Survey Act"
109-155, title III, Section 321
119 Stat 2922
Rep. George E. Brown, Jr. (CA), former chair of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, died in 1999.
short title and name of Subtitle C; Table: "Title 51, note prec. Section 71101"; Brown was a Rep from CA
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Act
N
Location
Sat, 07/23/1966
NO short title
16 U.S.C. § 291
89-517
80 Stat 325
Revolutionary War Col. George Rogers Clark (Indiana)
no short title, but statutory title explains that the act is accepting a statue of George Rogers Clark fore the creation of a National Historical Park
George-Barden Act (see Vocational Education Act of 1946)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 06/08/1936
Thu, 08/01/1946
"Vocational Education Act of 1946"
20 U.S.C. § 11
ch 725, 60 Stat 775
Rep. Graham Arthur Barden, (D-N.C); Sen. Walter Franklin George, (D-GA).
George-Barden not statutized
George-Deen Vocational Education Act (see Vocational Education Act of 1936)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 06/08/1936
Thu, 08/01/1946
"Vocational Education Act of 1946"; QUESTION: Should these be act of 1946, when enactment is 1936/1920?
20 U.S.C. § 11
ch 725, 60 Stat 775
Sen. Walter Franklin George, (D-GA); Rep. Braswell Drue Deen, (D-GA),
George-Deen not statutized
George-Murray Contract Settlement Act of 1944 (see Contract Settlement Act of 1944)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 07/01/1944
"Contract Settlement Act of 1944"
ch 358, 58 Stat 649
Sen. Walter-Franklin George (D-GA); Sen. James E. Murray (D-MT)
short title at end; see also Sen. James E. Murray, Contract Settlement Act of 1944, Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Spring 1944) pp. 683-692.
Gerald B. H. Solomon Freedom Consolidation Act of 2002
Y
Honor
Mon, 06/10/2002
"Gerald B. H. Solomon Freedom Consolidation Act of 2002"
22 U.S.C. § 1928 (note)
107-187
116 Stat 590
Rep. Gerald B. H. Solomon (NY) who died in 2001.
short title naming bill for Solomon added in Committee
Gerry Act (Corrupt Practices)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 10/16/1918
NO short title
ch. 187, 40 Stat 1013
Sen. Peter Goelet Gerry, (D-R.I.)
Gillespie-Tillman Resolution; Tillman-Gillespie Resolution (Transportation of Coal and Oil)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 03/07/1906
NO short title
No. 8, 34 Stat 823
Sen. Benjamin Tillman (D-SC) and Rep. Oscar Gillespie (D-TX), sponsors
Contemporary industry publication (Freight, The Shippers Forum, Volumes V and VI, p 198, available through Google books) refers to resolution as Tillman-Gillespie
Glass Bank Official Loan Act (see Bank Official Loan Act)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 06/16/1933
NO short title
12 U.S.C. § 375a
ch 89, §12, 48 Stat 182
Sen. Carter Glass, (D-VA)
only statutized as Federal Reserve Act, no mention of Glass
Glass Ceiling Act of 1991
Y
Political Description
Thu, 11/21/1991
"Glass Ceiling Act of 1991"
42 U.S.C. § 2000e (note)
102-106, title II
105 Stat 1081
short title -- not named for a person
Glass R.F.C. Recovery Loan Act (see Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 06/22/1932
"Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act"
15 U.S.C. § 601
ch 8, 47 Stat 5
Sen. Carter Glass, (D-VA)
"Glass" not statutized; short title at beginning
Glass Reserve Note Act (see Federal Reserve Act)
N
Sponsor
Tue, 12/23/1913
"Federal Reserve Act"
12 U.S.C. § 226
ch 6, 38 Stat 251
Rep. Carter Glass (D-VA)
short title - "Federal Reserve Act" - beginning of statute; Rep. Carter Glass was chair of the House Banking and Currency Committee and sponsored the bill
Glass-Steagall Act, 1932
Y
Sponsor
Sat, 02/27/1932
NO short title
12 U.S.C. § 226 (note)/12 U.S.C. § 347a, 347b, 412
ch. 58, 47 Stat 56
Sen. Carter Glass (D-VA) and Rep. Henry B. Steagall (D-AL)
Statutized by 94 Stat 188, but note in code (at at 12 USC 93a) indicates that the Glass-Steagall Act referred to in text is "probably" the 1933 act not the 1932 act
Glass-Steagall Act, 1933 (see Banking Act of 1933)
Y
Sponsor
Fri, 06/16/1933
"Banking Act of 1933"
12 U.S.C. § 227
ch 89, 48 Stat 162
Sen. Carter Glass (D-VA) and Rep. Henry B. Steagall (D-AL)
short title at beginning; Statutized by 94 Stat 188, but note in code (at at 12 USC 93a) indicates that the Glass-Steagall Act referred to in text is "probably" the 1933 act not the 1932 act
Gold Reserve Act of 1934
Y
Description
Tue, 01/30/1934
"Gold Reserve Act of 1934"
Ch. 6, 48 Stat 337
Gold Star Mothers Act
U
Sponsor
Mon, 08/16/1937
NO short title
ch 659, 50 Stat 660
Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 10/01/1986
"Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986"
10 U.S.C. § 111 (note)
99-433
100 Stat 992
Sen. Barry Goldwater, (R-AZ); Rep. William Nichols, (D-AL)
short title
Good-McCormick Act (Budget) (see Budget and Accounting Act, 1921)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 06/10/1921
"Budget and Accounting Act, 1921"
ch 18, 42 Stat 20
Most likely Sen. Joseph McCormick (R-IL), who was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments at the time. Rep. James William Good (R-IA)
short title at beginning "Budget and Accounting Act, 1921"
Gould Amendment (Food and Drugs)
U
Sponsor
Mon, 03/03/1913
NO short title
ch. 117, 37 Stat 732
Rep. Samuel Gould (D-ME)
Government in the Sunshine Act
Y
Political Description
Mon, 09/13/1976
"Government in the Sunshine Act"
5 U.S.C. § 552b
94-409
90 Stat 1241
short title at beginning of statute
GPRA Modernization Act of 2010
Y
Abbreviation
Tue, 01/04/2011
"GPRA Modernization Act of 2010"
31 U.S.C. § 1101
111-352
124 Stat 3866
short title at beginning of statute; Government Performance and Results Act.
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Y
Sponsor
Fri, 11/12/1999
"Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act"
12 U.S.C. § 1811 (note)
106-102
113 Stat 1338
Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, (R-VA); Sen. Phil Gramm, (R-TX); Rep. Jim Leach, (R-IA)
short title
Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act (see Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 12/12/1985
"Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985"
2 U.S.C. § 900
99-177, title II
99 Stat 1038
Sen. William Philip Gramm, (R-TX); Sen. Warren Bruce Rudman, (R-NH); Sen. Ernest Frederick Hollings, (D-SC)
"Gramm-Rudman-Hollings" not statutized
Granger-Thye Act
U
Sponsor
Mon, 04/24/1950
NO short title
ch. 97, 64 Stat 82
Rep. Walter Granger (D-UT)
Green Jobs Act of 2007
Y
Political Description
Wed, 12/19/2007
"Green Jobs Act of 2007"
29 U.S.C. § 2801
110-140, title X
121 Stat 1748
short title at beginning of title X
Griffin-Landrum Act (see Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 09/14/1959
"Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959"
29 U.S.C. § 401
86-257
73 Stat 519
Sen. Robert Paul Griffin, (R-MI); Rep. Philip Mitchell Landrum, (D-GA)
short title at beginning; "Griffin-Landrum" not statutized
GSP Renewal Act of 1996
Y
Abbreviation
Tue, 08/20/1996
"GSP Renewal Act of 1996"
19 U.S.C. § 2101
104-188, title I, subtitle J
110 Stat 1917
short title at beginning of subtitle J; GSP stands for Generalized System of Preferences
Guayule Rubber Act
N
Description
Thu, 03/05/1942
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 171
ch. 140, 56 Stat 126
guayule is a thing; name not statutized
Guffey-Snyder Coal Act (see Bituminous Coal Conservation Act of 1935)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 08/30/1935
"Bituminous Ccoal Conservation Act of 1935"
15 U.S.C. § 801
ch 824, 49 Stat 991
Sen. Joseph E. Guffey, (D-PA); Rep. John Buell Snyder, (D-PA)
"Guffey-Snyder" not statutized; short title at end (section 23)
Guffey-Vinson Act (see Bituminous Coal Act of 1937)
N
Sponsor
Mon, 04/26/1937
"Bituminous Coal Act of 1937"
15 U.S.C. § 828
ch 127, 50 Stat 72
Sen. Joseph E. Guffey, (D-PA); Rep. Frederick Moore Vinson (D-KY)
"Guffey-Vinson" not statutized; short title at end (section 21) - "Bituminous Coal Act of 1937"
Gunn McKay Nature Preserve Act
Y
Honor
Thu, 12/19/2002
"Gunn McKay Nature Preserve Act"
107-364
116 Stat 3026
Rep. Gunn McKay (UT) who died in 2000.
designating land in Utah as a preserve named for Rep. McKay
Gwynne Act
N
Sponsor
Wed, 05/14/1947
"Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947"
ch. 52, 61 Stat 84
Rep. John Williams Gwynne, (R-IA)
Hall-Mark Act
N
Description
Tue, 02/21/1905
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 291
ch. 720, 33 Stat 732
Hallmark is what is stamped on Gold and Silver to certify purity
Hallmark not statutized - statute prohibits stamping of gold and silver with "U.S. assay" (still on books, never amended); No one in Congress named Hall at the time and no one ever named Mark; Seems to be "Hallmark"
Hall-Mark Act (Gold and Silver Articles) (see Jewelers' Liability Act (Gold and Silver Articles))
N
Description
Wed, 06/13/1906
NO short title
15 U.S.C. § 294
ch 3289, 34 Stat 260
Hall-Mark is an indication of metal content.
short title not statutized; aka National Gold and Silver Stamping Act of 1906; short title is listed in code but not was not statutized by 1976 amendments
Hare-Hawes-Cutting Act
U
Sponsor
Tue, 01/17/1933
NO short title
ch. 11, 47 Stat 761
Sen. Harry B. Hawes (D-MO) (resigned Senate effective Feb. 3, 1933); Rep. Butler Black Hare (D-SC) (left Mar. 3, 1933); Sen. Bronson Murray Cutting (R-NM) (1929-1935)
Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study Act
Y
Honor
Mon, 11/13/2000
"Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study Act"
106-516
114 Stat 2404
Harriet Tubman, "conductor" on the Underground Railroad.
short title; directing resources to study the possible creation of a national historic site associated with Harriet Tubman
Harrison Act (Restrictions on Territories) (see Special Laws Prohibition Act (Territories))
Y
Sponsor
Fri, 07/30/1886
NO short title
48 U.S.C. § 1471
ch 818, 24 Stat 170
Sen. Benjamin Harrison, (R-OH)
"Harrison Act" statutized by reference by Act of June 25, 1890, ch. 614, 26 Stat. 175
Harrison Act of 1914
U
Sponsor
Thu, 12/17/1914
NO short title
ch. 1, 38 Stat 785
Rep. Francis Burton Harrison (D-NY)
Harrison Naval Stores Act (see Naval Stores Act)
N
Sponsor
Sat, 03/03/1923
"The Naval Stores Act"
7 U.S.C. § 91
ch 217, 42 Stat 1435
Sen. Bryon (Pat) Harrison (D-MS)
name not statutized; short title at beginning
Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Act
Y
Honor
Sat, 01/04/1975
"Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Act"
20 U.S.C. § 2001 (note)
93-642
88 Stat 2276
President Harry S. Truman
title and short title; establishing Truman scholarships
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976
Y
Sponsor
Thu, 09/30/1976
"Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976"
15 U.S.C. § 1 (note)
94-435
90 Stat 1383
Sen. Philip Hart (D-MI), Sen. Hugh Scott, Jr. (R-PA), and Rep. Peter Rodino (D-NJ). Rodino was Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Hart was Chairman of the Antitrust Subcommittee on Senate Judiciary, and Scott retired in 1976. In an interview for the Senate Historical Office Oral History Project, former Senate Judiciary Counsel Chuck Ludlam claimed that Rodino in fact "hated" the bill but settled for getting it through his committee, which was more liberal than he was, in exchange for having his name attached to the legislation.
Final section of this act statutized the short titles of the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Webb-Pomerene Act, and the Wilson Tariff Act.
Harter Act (Carriage of Goods by Sea)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 12/13/1893
NO short title
ch. 105, 27 Stat 445
Rep. Michael Harter (D-OH)
Hastings Amendment
U
Sponsor
Mon, 06/30/1919
NO short title
ch. 4, 41 Stat 4
Rep. William Wirt Hastings, (D-OK)
Hatch Act of 1887
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 03/02/1887
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 361a (note)
24 Stat 440
Rep. William Hatch, (D-MO)
amended to include "Hatch Act of 1887" as short title by 112 Stat 525
Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 10/06/1993
"Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993"
5 U.S.C. § 7301
103-94
107 Stat 1001
Rep. William Hatch, (D-MO)
unumbered section 1; amends Hatch Political Activity Act
Hatch Political Activity Act
U
Sponsor
Wed, 08/02/1939
NO short title
ch. 410, 53 Stat 1147
Sen. Carl Hatch (D-NM)
Hatch-Sumners Act (Additional Judgeships)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 05/31/1938
NO short title
ch. 290, 52 Stat 584
Sen. Carl Hatch (D-NM); Rep. Hatton Sumners (D-TX)
Hatfield-Keller Railroad Retirement Act (see Railroad Retirement Act)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 06/27/1934
"Railroad Retirement Act"
45 U.S.C. § 201
ch 868, 48 Stat 1283
Sen. Henry Drury Hatfield, 1929-35, (R-W.VA); Rep. Kent Ellsworth Keller, (D-IL)
name not statutized; short title listed in definitions - Section 2(m) - "Railroad Retirement Act"; declared unconstitution by SCOTUS
Hatian Hempispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006
N
Acrostic
Wed, 12/20/2006
"Haitian Hempispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006"
19 U.S.C. § 2701
109-432, div D, title V
120 Stat 3181
short title at beginning of title V; Acronym (HOPE) is not listed in popular names table, but is one of the short titles of the 2008 amendment
Hawaiian Organic Act
Y
Description
Sat, 07/09/1921
"Hawaiian Organic Act"
Ch. 42, 41 Stat 108
Hawes-Cooper Act
U
Sponsor
Sat, 01/19/1929
NO short title
ch. 79, 45 Stat 1084
Probably Rep. Henry Allen Cooper (R-WI) (1893-1919, 1921-1931); Sen. Harry Bartow Hawes (D-MO)
Hawley Act (Settlement of Claims against Germany)
U
Sponsor
Thu, 06/05/1930
NO short title
ch. 402, 46 Stat 500
Rep. Willis C. Hawley (R-OR) (1907-1932)
Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act (see Tariff Act of 1930)
N
Sponsor
Tue, 06/17/1930
"Tariff Act of 1930"
19 U.S.C. § 1654 (short title)
ch 497, 46 Stat 590
Sen. Reed Smoot, 1903-1933, (R-UT); Rep. Willis Chatman Hawley, (R-OR)
"Hawley-Smoot" never statutized; short title at end - "Tariff Act of 1930"
Hayden-Cartwright Act (see Federal Highway Act of 1938)
U
Sponsor
Wed, 11/09/1921
"Federal Highway Act"
ch 119, 42 Stat 212
Sen. Carl Trumbell Hayden, (D-AZ); Rep. Wilburn Cartwright, (D-OK)
short title at beginning "Federal Highway Act"; Section 2 specifies that two other acts will be referred to as the "Federal Aid Act"
Head Start Act
Y
Political Description
Thu, 08/13/1981
"Head Start Act"
42 U.S.C. § 9801 note
97-35, title VI, subtitle A, ch 8, sbch B, S635 et seq
95 Stat 499
short title at beginning of subchapter B; wonder if there's a way to tell if the program was named "Head Start" or if that was the name slapped on the legislation and then it stuck
Headstart-Follow Through Act
Y
Political Description
Sat, 01/04/1975
"Headstart-Follow Through Act"
42 U.S.C. § 2921
88-452, title V; 93-644 S 8(a)
88 Stat 2300
short title at beginning of section 8
Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988
N
Acrostic
Fri, 11/04/1988
"Health Omnibus Programs Extension Act of 1988"
42 U.S.C. § 201 note
100-607
102 Stat 3048
short title at beginning of statute; this would be more interesting if it is NOT called the "HOPE Act", which in fact it is not in the PNT
Health Opportunity Patient Empowerment Act of 2006
N
Acrostic
Wed, 12/20/2006
"Health Opportunity Patient Empowerment Act of 2006"
26 U.S.C. § 1 note
109-432, div A, title III
120 Stat 2948
short title at beginning of Title III; this would be more interesting if it is NOT called the "HOPE Act", which in fact it is not in the PNT
HELP Commission Act
N
Acrostic
Fri, 01/23/2004
"HELP Commission Act"
22 U.S.C. § 2394b(a)
108-199, div B, title VI, Section 637
118 Stat 101
short title at beginning of section; HELP Commission stands for "Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People (HELP) Around the Globe Commission"
Help HAITI Act of 2010
Y
Acrostic
Thu, 12/09/2010
"Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010" or "Help HAITI Act of 2010"
8 U.S.C. § 1255 note
111-293
124 Stat 3175
short title at beginning of statute
Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
Y
Political Description
Wed, 05/20/2009
"Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009"
42 U.S.C. § 1441 note
111-22, div A
123 Stat 1632
short title at beginning of statute
Helping Hands for Homeownership Act of 2004
Y
Political Description
Mon, 08/02/2004
"Helping Hands for Homeownership Act of 2004"
42 U.S.C. § 1441 note
108-285
118 Stat 917
short title at beginning of statute
Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act of 2010
Y
Political Description
Wed, 12/29/2010
"Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act of 2010"
50 U.S.C. § App 501
111-346
124 Stat 3622
short title at beginning of statute
Henry J. Hyde United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006
Y
Honor/Sponsor
Mon, 12/18/2006
"Henry J. Hyde United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006"
22 U.S.C. § 8001 (note)
109-401, title I
120 Stat 2726
Rep. Henry J. Hyde (IL), retired in 2006.
"Henry J. Hyde" added in conference, Hyde was a conferee. See H.Rpt.109-721
Hepburn Act (Interstate Commerce)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 06/29/1906
NO short title
ch. 3591, 34 Stat 584
Rep. William Peters Hepburn, (R-IA)
Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 10/21/1998
"Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act"
16 U.S.C. § 2104 (note)
105-277, div. A, Section 101(e ) [title IV, section 401]
112 Stat 2681-231, 2681-305
Rep. Walter (Wally) Herger (R-CA); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
title of Title IV, short title; Quincy Library Group was A pre-existing entity, think the question is who/what is Herger-Feinstein
Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act
N
Acrostic
Mon, 05/29/2006
"Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act"
26 U.S.C. § 1 note
109-227
120 Stat 385
short title at beginning of statute; the obvious acronym is not listed in the PNT
Heyburn Act (Pure Food and Drugs) (see Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906)
U
Sponsor
Sat, 06/30/1906
NO short title
ch 3915, 34 Stat 768
Sen. Weldon Brinton Heyburn, (R-ID)
Hickenlooper Amendment
Y
Sponsor
Wed, 10/07/1964
NO short title
22 U.S.C. § 2370 (e )(2)
88-633, part III, Section 301(d)(4)
78 Stat 1013
Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper (R-IA) who introduced the amendment. Though Rep. Hays apparently claimed co-parentage of the amendment (see W. Averell Harriman, The Protection of Foreign Investment and the Hickenlooper Amendment, 112 U.Penn.L.Rev. 1116, http://www.jstor.org/pss/3310530)
Unclear why the Hickenlooper Amendment listed in the PNT is from 1964. It was first attached to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1962 (76 Stat 255).
Hill-Burton Act (see Hospital Survey and Construction Act)
U
Sponsor
Tue, 08/13/1946
"Hospital Survey and Construction Act"
ch 958, 60 Stat 1040
Sen. Harold Hitz Burton (R-OH); Sen. Joseph Lister Hill (D-AL)
short title at beginning - "Hospital Survey and Construction Act"
Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000
Y
Victim
Fri, 02/18/2000
"Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000"
21 U.S.C. § 801 (note)
106-172
114 Stat 7
Farias - 17-year-old Texas girl who died in 1996 after GHB had been slipped into her soda. Reid - 15-year-old girl who died in 1999 after GHB was slipped into her soda.
short title; guessing victims
Hiss Act (Pensions)
U
Case
Wed, 09/01/1954
NO short title
ch. 1214, 68 Stat 1142
Accused spy and convicted perjurer Alger Hiss
HITECH Act
Y
Acrostic
Tue, 02/17/2009
"Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act" or "HITECH Act"
42 U.S.C. § 201 note
111-5, div A, title XIII and div B, title IV
123 Stat 226
short title at beginning of Title XIII
Hobbs Act (Anti-Racketeering)
N
Sponsor
Wed, 07/03/1946
NO short title
18 U.S.C. § 1951
ch. 537, 60 Stat 420
Rep. Samuel Francis Hobbs, (D-AL)
name not statutized
Hobbs Administrative Orders Review Act of 1950 (see Administrative Orders Review Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 12/29/1950
NO short title
ch 1189, 64 Stat 1129
Rep. Samuel Hobbs (D-AL)
Hobbs Bridge Act (aka the Truman-Hobbs Act)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 06/21/1940
NO short title
33 U.S.C. § 511 (note)
ch. 409, 54 Stat 497
Rep. Samuel Francis Hobbs, (D-AL); Sen. Henry Styles Bridges, (R-N.H.)
name not statutized
Hoch-Smith Resolution
U
Sponsor
Fri, 01/30/1925
NO short title
ch. 120, 43 Stat 801
Rep. Homer Hoch (R-KS); Sen. Ellison DuRant Smith (D-SC)
HOME Investment Partnerships Act
N
Abrreviation
Wed, 11/28/1990
"HOME Investment Partnerships Act"
42 U.S.C. § 12701
101-625, title II
104 Sat 4094
short title at beginning of title II; HOME is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym
Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933
Y
Description
Tue, 06/13/1933
"Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933"
12 U.S.C. § 1461
Ch. 64, 48 Stat 128
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009
N
Acrostic
Wed, 05/20/2009
"Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009"
42 U.S.C. § 11301
111-22, div B
123 Stat 1663
short title at beginning of statute; acronym not listed in PNT
Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act
N
Abrreviation
Wed, 11/28/1990
"Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act"
42 U.S.C. § 1437aaa
101-625, title IV
104 Stat 4148
short title at beginning of title IV; HOPE is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym
Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
Y
Political Description
Fri, 09/14/2007
"Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007"
2 U.S.C. § 1601
110-81
121 Stat 735
short title at beginning of statute
Hop Marketing Act (see Agricultural Adjustment Act)
N
Description
Fri, 05/12/1933
NO short title
7 U.S.C. § 601
ch 25, title I, 48 Stat 31
name not statutized
HOPE for Homeowners Act of 2008
N
Abbreviation
Wed, 07/30/2008
"HOPE for Homeowners Act of 2008"
12 U.S.C. § 1701
110-289, div A, title IV
122 Stat 2800
short title at beginning of title IV; HOPE is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym
HOPE II Act aka Hatian Hempispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008
Y
Acrostic
Thu, 05/22/2008
Wed, 06/18/2008
"Haitian Hempispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008" or the "HOPE II Act"
19 U.S.C. § 2701
110-234, title XV, subtitle D, part I; also same section from 110-246
122 Stat 1527 and 2289
2008 Amendment to 2006 "Hatian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Ecouragement Act"
HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Mainstreet Rejuvination and Housing Act of 2003
Y
Political Description
Tue, 12/16/2003
"HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Mainstreet Rejuvination and Housing Act of 2003"
42 U.S.C. § 1437
108-186
117 Stat 2693
short title at beginning of statute; HOPE is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym
Howard M. Metzenbaum Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994
Y
Honor/Sponsor
Thu, 10/20/1994
"Howard M. Metzenbaum Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994"
42 U.S.C. § 1305 (note)
103-332, title V, part E, subpart 1 (Section 551)
108 Stat 4056
Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (OH), retired in 1994.
short title; about foster care
Hubbard Act
Y
Honor/Victim
Fri, 08/29/2008
"Hubbard Act"
10 U.S.C. § 101 (note)
110-317
122 Stat 3526
Jason Hubbard, who lost his veterans benefits after he was honorably discharged from the army following the death of his two younger brothers because he left before the end of his contract.
short title
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center Assistance Act
Y
Institution
Thu, 04/27/1978
"Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center Assistance Act"
20 U.S.C. § 2566 (note)
95-270
92 Stat 220
Sen. Hubert Humphrey (MN) and Sen. Everett Dirksen (IL).
authorizing funds for institutes already named for Humphrey and Dirksen
HUBZone Act of 1997
Y
Abbreviation
Tue, 12/02/1997
"HUBZone Act of 1997"
15 U.S.C. § 631
105-135, title VI
111 Stat 2627
short title at beginning of title VI; in definitions, "HUBZone" is defined as "historically underutilized business zone"
HUBZones in Native America Act of 2000
Y
Abbreviation
Thu, 12/21/2000
"HUBZones in Native America Act of 2000"
15 U.S.C. § 631
106-554, S1(a)(9) [title VI, subtitle A, S 601 et seq)
114 Stat 2763, 2763A-697
short title at beginning of subtitle A; HUBZone is defined as "historically underutilized zone"
Hump Law
U
Description
Tue, 08/11/1959
NO short title
86-155
73 Stat 333
The "hump" was the colloquial term used for the large group of officers commissioned during WWII. The law provides for a path to promotion by expanding the ranks of higher officers.
don't see anything helplful in statute, but law deals with Navy so maybe "Hump" is a naval term?
Humphrey Durham Act (See Humphrey-Durham Drug Prescriptions Act)
U
Sponsor
Fri, 10/26/1951
NO short title
ch 578, 65 Stat 648
Rep. Carl Durham (D-NC); Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)
Humphrey-Durham Drug Prescriptions Act
U
Sponsor
Fri, 10/26/1951
NO short title
ch. 578, 65 Stat 648
Rep. Carl Durham (D-NC); Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)
Humphrey-Hawkins Act (see Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978)
N
Sponsor
Fri, 10/27/1978
"Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978"
15 U.S.C. § 3101
95-523
92 Stat 1887
Sen. Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (D-MN); Rep. Augustus Freeman (Gus) Hawkins; (D-CA)
name not statutized; short title at beginning
Humphrey-Thye-Blatnik-Andresen Act
Y
Sponsor
Fri, 06/22/1956
NO short title
16 U.S.C. § 577d-1
ch. 425, 70 Stat 326
Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-MN), Sen. Edward Thye (R-MN), Rep. John Blatnik (D-MN), and Rep. Herman Andersen (R-MN).
statutized by reference in S. 4, 78 Stat 893; lands in northern MN
Hyde Amendment (Abortion)
N
Sponsor
Thu, 09/30/1976
NO short title - just a section, no separate title
94-439, title II, Section 209
90 Stat 1434
Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), retired in 2006.
I Am An American Day Act
N
Description
Fri, 05/03/1940