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|
|EARLY Act||Acrostic||EARLY Act||"Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009" or "EARLY Act"||42 USC 201||111-148, title X, S10413||124 Stat 990||N||short title at beginning of section|
|Newton Amendment to Carmack Amendment||Sponsor||Newton Amendment to Carmack Amendment||NO short title||Rep. Walter Hughes Newton (R-MN) (1919-1929) (Newton resigned June 30, 1929); The only Carmack in the directory is Sen. Edward Ward Carmack, who died in 1908)||ch 208, 46 Stat 251||X||nothing in statute|
|Second Morrill Act (aka Agricultural College Act of 1890)||Sponsor||Second Morrill Act (aka Agricultural College Act of 1890)||NO short title||Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT), though really named for the "First Morrill Act." The Second Morrill Act provided additional endowments for land-grant universities, but prohibited money to states that discriminated based on race in admission.||7 USC 321 (note)||ch 841, 26 Stat 417||Y||"Second Morrill Act" statutized by reference at 94 Stat 1502|
|Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006||Victim||Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006||"Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006"||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)||109-415||120 Stat 2767||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.
|La Follete-Bulwinkle Act (Venereal Diseases)||Sponsor||La Follete-Bulwinkle Act (Venereal Diseases)||NO short title||Sen. Robert La Follette, Jr. (Progressive-WI); Rep. Alfred Bulwinkle (D-NC)||ch. 267, 52 Stat 439||X||nothing in statute|
|Wagner-Connery Labor Relations Act (see National Labor Relations Act)||Sponsor||Wagner-Connery Labor Relations Act (see National Labor Relations Act)||"National Labor Relations Act"||Sen. Robert Ferdinand Wagner, (D-NY); William Patrick Connery, Jr., (D-MA) (Note there are two Connery's, but this one was on the House Committee on Labor, so likely on the bill?)||29 USC 151||ch 372, 49 Stat 449||N||short title at end - "National Labor Relations Act"; "Wagner-Connery" not statutized|
|Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1936||Description||Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1936||"Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1936"||Ch. 374, 49 Stat 459|
|Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge Designation Act of 1987||Honor||Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge Designation Act of 1987||"Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge Designation Act of 1987"||Rep. Stewart B. McKinney (CT), died May 7, 1987.||100-38||101 Stat 306||Y||short title and long title; changing name of refuge in CT|
|Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act||Description||Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act||"Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act"||Ch. 202, 42 Stat 596|
|Federal Credit Union Act||Description||Federal Credit Union Act||"Federal Credit Union Act"||12 USC 1751||Ch. 750, 48 Stat 1216|