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|
|Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||Sponsor||Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||NO short title||Sen. Wesley L. Jones (R-WA)||ch. 162, section 5, 39 Stat 1069||X||nothing in statute; See The Reed "Bone-Dry" Amendment, John K. Graves, Virginia Law Review , Vol. 4, No. 8 (May, 1917), pp. 634-642 (the other Sen. Jones did not enter into office until Mar. 4, 1917, after the Amendment was introduced)|
|Davis-Bacon Act||Sponsor||Davis-Bacon Act||NO short title||Rep. Robert L. Bacon (R-NY) (1923-1938); Sen. James John Davis (R-PA) (1930-1945)||40 U.S.C. 3141-3148||ch. 411, 46 Stat 1494||X||statutized as "Davis-Bacon Act" by 116 Stat. 1062 (2002); also listed in PNT as "Bacon-Davis Act"|
|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|
|Porter Resolution (Narcotic Drugs)||Sponsor||Porter Resolution (Narcotic Drugs)||NO short title||Rep. Stephen Geyer Porter, (R-PA)||ch 190, 42 Stat 1431||X||nothing in statute; asking President to ask other countries not to grow so many drugs|
|Rankin Veterans Act||Sponsor||Rankin Veterans Act||NO short title||Rep. John Rankin (D-MS)||ch 109, 53 Stat 652||X||nothing in statute|
|William Levi Dawson Chair of Public Affairs Act||Award||William Levi Dawson Chair of Public Affairs Act||"William Levi Dawson Chair of Public Affairs Act"||Rep. William Levi Dawson (IL), attended Fisk University.||96-374, title XIII, part H, subpart 3 (section 1381)||94 Stat 1503||Y||short title; establishing named chair at Fisk University|
|Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001||Honor||Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001||"Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001"||Sen. Jacob K. Javits (NY), died in 1986.||20 USC 7253||89-10, title V, part D, subpart 6 (section 5461)/107-110, title V, section 501||115 Stat 1826||Y||short title|
|Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009||Victim||Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009||"Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009"||Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.||42 USC 201 (note)||111-87||123 Stat 2885||Y||
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.
|District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||Description||District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||"District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act"||Ch. 794, 49 Stat 946|
|Granger-Thye Act||Sponsor||Granger-Thye Act||NO short title||Rep. Walter Granger (D-UT)||ch. 97, 64 Stat 82||X||nothing in statute|