The collection can be sorted by the popular name of the law, by the date of its enactment, or by descriptive category of naming convention. The categories are our attempt to bring some degree of order to the chaos.
Database of Federal Statute Names
Database of Federal Statute Popular Names
|Title||Type||Popular Name||Short Title||Named For?||Classification||PL||Statute At Large||Date(s) Enacted||Interesting Part Statutized?||Leads to other named Legislation||Link/Source||Notes|
|Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)||Sponsor||Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)||NO short title||Sen. Joseph Foraker (R-OH), Chairman of Comm. On Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico||ch 191, 31 Stat 77||N||aka Puerto Rico Civil Code; nothing in short title|
|Platt Amendment (Cuba)||Sponsor||Platt Amendment (Cuba)||NO short title||Sen. Orville Platt (R-CT)||ch 803, 31 Stat 897||X||Senate rider on Army approps bill presented by CT Republican Sen. Orville Platt; stipulated conditions for withdrawal from Cuba; WP notes it replaced earlier "Teller Amendment" but no mention in Popular Name Table (b/c it's no longer law);|
|Spooner Act (Panama Canal)||Sponsor||Spooner Act (Panama Canal)||NO short title||Sen. John Spooner (R-WI), author||ch 1302, 32 Stat 481||X||
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000741; also 12.15.1905 NYT article (on file); also http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/560906/John-Spooner?anchor=ref...
|creating Panama Canal|
|Lodge Act (Philippine Organic Act) (see Philippine Organic Act of 1902)||Sponsor||Lodge Act (Philippine Organic Act) (see Philippine Organic Act of 1902)||NO short title||Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (R-MA), chair of Comm on the Philippines||ch 1369, 32 Stat 691||X||Really should be "Cooper Act" and sources indicate Rep. Henry A. Cooper (WI) introduced it (see article on file; also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Organic_Act_%281902%29)|
|Dick Act of 1903 (see Militia Act of 1903)||Sponsor||Dick Act of 1903 (see Militia Act of 1903)||NO short title||Sen. Charles W F Dick (R-OH), sponsor and chair of the Committee on the Militia||ch 196, 32 Stat 775||X|
|Nelson Act (Department of Commerce and Labor) (see Department of Commerce and Labor Act)||Sponsor||Nelson Act (Department of Commerce and Labor) (see Department of Commerce and Labor Act)||NO short title||Sen. Knute Nelson (R-MN)||ch 552, 32 Stat 825||X||establishing Dept. of Commerce and Labor; introduced by Sen. William Frye (ME) but he doesn't get the name (see http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/history/dolorigabridge.htm); the statute establishing the Dept. of Labor does not mention Nelson or Lodge|
|Elkins Act (Interstate Commerce)||Sponsor||Elkins Act (Interstate Commerce)||NO short title||Sen. Stephen Elkins (R-WV), chairman of Comm on Interstate Commerce||ch. 708, 32 Stat 847||X||
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins_Act#cite_note-0; http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=E000110; (see also p 201 of Railway regulation: an analysis of the underlying problems in railway ...
|Wiley Act (Homestead Lands, Alabama)||Sponsor||Wiley Act (Homestead Lands, Alabama)||NO short title||Rep. Ariosto Appling Wiley (AL)||ch 1013, 32 Stat 1222||X||nothing in statute; homestead settlers in AL; House Congressional Record of debate from 1907 refers to legislation as the "Wiley Act"|
|McCumber Act (Transportation)||Sponsor||McCumber Act (Transportation)||NO short title||Sen. Porter James McCumber (R-ND)||ch 1766, 33 Stat 518||X||nothing in statute|
|Nelson Act (Alaska Roads, Schools, and Insane)||Sponsor||Nelson Act (Alaska Roads, Schools, and Insane)||NO short title||Sen. Knute Nelson (R-MN)||ch 277, 33 Stat 616||N||created segregated public schools in Alaska.|