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|
|Hawley Act (Settlement of Claims against Germany)||Sponsor||Hawley Act (Settlement of Claims against Germany)||NO short title||Rep. Willis C. Hawley (R-OR) (1907-1932)||ch. 402, 46 Stat 500||X||nothing in statute|
|Gasque Spanish War Pensions Act||Sponsor||Gasque Spanish War Pensions Act||NO short title||Rep. Allard Gasque (D-SC)||ch. 268, 52 Stat 440||X||nothing in statute|
|Cable Act (Naturalization and Citizenship Act of Married Women) (see Married Women's Citizenship Act)||Sponsor||Cable Act (Naturalization and Citizenship Act of Married Women) (see Married Women's Citizenship Act)||NO short title||Rep. John Levi Cable, (R-OH)||ch. 411, 42 Stat 1021||X||no name in statute|
|National Labor Relations Act||Description||National Labor Relations Act||"National Labor Relations Act"||Ch. 372, 49 Stat 449|
|Jones Act (Puerto Rico) (see Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act)||Sponsor||Jones Act (Puerto Rico) (see Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act)||NO short title||Rep. William Atkinson Jones, (D-VA)||48 USC 731||ch 145, 39 Stat 951||N||Jones not statutized, included in note in code|
|Wheeler Coal-Miners Act (see Railroad Retirement Act of 1937)||Sponsor||Wheeler Coal-Miners Act (see Railroad Retirement Act of 1937)||NO short title||Sen. Burton Kendall Wheeler, (D-MT)||45 USC 231t||88 Stat 1305||N||Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 retdirects to Railroad Retirement Act of 1974; Seems to have initiall been 1934, then updated in 1937 then in 1974, but it's unclear where the Coal Miners come in.; 88 Stat 1305: title I short title at end "Railroad Retirement Act of 1974", still unclear where Coal Minders; "Wheeler" not statutized|
|Jennifer's Law||Victim||Jennifer's Law||"Jennifer's Law"||Jennifer Wilmer, who went missing at age 21 in 1993 from California.||42 USC 14661 (note)||106-177, title II||114 Stat 36||Y||name of title and short title; grant awards to missing person's programs|
|Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||Victim||Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||"Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007"||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.||28 USC 509 (note)||110-344||122 Stat 3934||Y||
H.Rpt.110-200, June 19, 2007.
|title of statute and short title|
|National Firearms Act||Description||National Firearms Act||"National Firearms Act"||26 USC 5849||Ch. 757, 48 Stat 1236|
|Hobbs Act (Anti-Racketeering)||Sponsor||Hobbs Act (Anti-Racketeering)||NO short title||Rep. Samuel Francis Hobbs, (D-AL)||18 USC 1951||ch. 537, 60 Stat 420||N||name not statutized|