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|
|Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)||Sponsor||Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)||NO short title||Rep. John Davenport Clarke, (R-NY); Sen. Charles Linza McNary, (R-OR)||ch. 348, 43 Stat 653||X||nothing in statute|
|Ball Act||Sponsor||Ball Act||NO short title||Sen. Lewis Heisler Ball, (R-DE)||ch 80, title II, 41 Stat 298||X||(Rents in the District of Columbia)|
|Esch Act (Hours of Service on Railroads) (see Hours of Service Act (Railroads))||Sponsor||Esch Act (Hours of Service on Railroads) (see Hours of Service Act (Railroads))||NO short title||Rep. John Jacob Esch, (R-WI)||45 USC 61||ch 2939, 34 Stat 1415||N||name not statutized|
|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|
|Randolph-Sheppard Act Amendments of 1974||Sponsor||Randolph-Sheppard Act Amendments of 1974||"Randolph-Sheppard Act Amendments of 1974"||Rep. Jennings Randolph (D-WV) and Sen. Morris Sheppard (D-TX)||20 USC 107 (note)||93-516, title II||88 Stat 1622||Y||short title and title II; named as "Randolph-Sheppard Act" in findings|
|ORBIT Act||Acrostic||ORBIT Act||"Open-market Reorganization for the Betterment of International Telecommunications Act" or "ORBIT Act"||47 USC 701||106-180||114 Stat 48||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|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.
|Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933||Description||Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933||"Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933"||Ch. 38, title II, 48 Stat 74|
|Lanham Act (aka the Trademark Act of 1946)||Sponsor||Lanham Act (aka the Trademark Act of 1946)||NO short title||Rep. Fritz Garland Lanham (D-TX)||15 USC 1051 (note)||ch. 540, 60 Stat 427||Y||statutized by 98 Stat 3335|