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|
|Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assisstance Act||Honor||Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assisstance Act||"Disaster Relief Act of 1974"||Robert T. Stafford, Representative and Senator from Vermont, helped shepherd the original bill.||42 USC 5121 (note)||93-288||88 Stat 143||Y||short title amended to include "Robert T. Stafford" by 102 Stat 4689 (1988)|
|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|
|Tunney Act||Sponsor||Tunney Act||NO short title (for this section)||Sen. John Tunney (D-CA)||15 USC 16||93-528, section 2||88 Stat 1706||Y||long title refers to Sherman Act; name not statutized by amendment to the Act, but included in Subtitle B of 2004 amendment, 118 Stat 668|
|Jackson-Vanik Amendment||Sponsor||Jackson-Vanik Amendment||NO short title||Sen. Henry Jackson (D-WA) and Sen. Charles Vanik (D-OH).||93-618, title I, sections 152, 153, title IV, sections 402, 407, 409||88 Stat 2004, 2006, 2056, 2063, 2064||X||not in statute -- amendment included numerous sections -- read through in context to see what ties them together|
|Magnuson-Moss Warranty--Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act||Sponsor||Magnuson-Moss Warranty--Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act||"Magnuson-Moss Warranty--Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act"||Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) and Rep. John E. Moss (D-CA) (sponsor of House vehicle, HR 7917)||15 USC 2301 (note)||93-637||88 Stat 2183||Y||Enacting clause|
|Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Act||Honor||Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Act||"Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Act"||President Harry S. Truman||20 USC 2001 (note)||93-642||88 Stat 2276||Y||title and short title; establishing Truman scholarships|
|Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act||Sponsor||Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act||"Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976"||Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)||16 USC 1801 (note)||94-265||90 Stat 331||Y||
Magnuson - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000053; Stevens - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000888; Also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson%E2%80%93Stevens_Fishery_Conservati...
|statutized by amending short title to "Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act" in S. 238 of 94 Stat 3275; subsequent amendments refer to "Magnuson" until 2007, then 120 Stat 3575 amends "Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act", despite the fact that Stevens was never previously included|
|Clark Amendment (Angolan Assistance Limitation)||Sponsor||Clark Amendment (Angolan Assistance Limitation)||NO short title||Sen. Dick Clark (D-IA)||94-329, title IV, section 404||90 Stat 757||X||nothing in statute|
|Government in the Sunshine Act||Political Description||Government in the Sunshine Act||"Government in the Sunshine Act"||5 USC 552b||94-409||90 Stat 1241||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976||Sponsor||Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976||"Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976"||Sen. Philip Hart (D-MI), Sen. Hugh Scott, Jr. (R-PA), and Rep. Peter Rodino (D-NJ). Rodino was Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Hart was Chairman of the Antitrust Subcommittee on Senate Judiciary, and Scott retired in 1976. In an interview for the Senate Historical Office Oral History Project, former Senate Judiciary Counsel Chuck Ludlam claimed that Rodino in fact "hated" the bill but settled for getting it through his committee, which was more liberal than he was, in exchange for having his name attached to the legislation.||15 USC 1 (note)||94-435||90 Stat 1383||Y||
Hart - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000291; Scott - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000174; Rodino - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000374; http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Ludlam_Intervi...
|Final section of this act statutized the short titles of the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Webb-Pomerene Act, and the Wilson Tariff Act.|