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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|
|Banking Act of 1933||Description||Banking Act of 1933||"Banking Act of 1933"||12 USC 227||Ch. 89, 48 Stat 162|
|Glass-Steagall Act, 1933 (see Banking Act of 1933)||Sponsor||Glass-Steagall Act, 1933 (see Banking Act of 1933)||"Banking Act of 1933"||Sen. Carter Glass (D-VA) and Rep. Henry B. Steagall (D-AL)||12 USC 227||ch 89, 48 Stat 162||Y||short title at beginning; Statutized by 94 Stat 188, but note in code (at at 12 USC 93a) indicates that the Glass-Steagall Act referred to in text is "probably" the 1933 act not the 1932 act|
|Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act||Sponsor||Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act||"Bankhead Jones Farm Tenant Act"||Sen. John Bankhead (D-AL) and Rep. John Jones (D-TX)||7 USC 1000||50 Stat 522||Y||short title in unnumbered section 1|
|Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act (see Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985)||Sponsor||Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act (see Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985)||"Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985"||Sen. William Philip Gramm, (R-TX); Sen. Warren Bruce Rudman, (R-NH); Sen. Ernest Frederick Hollings, (D-SC)||2 USC 900||99-177, title II||99 Stat 1038||N||"Gramm-Rudman-Hollings" not statutized|
|Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988||Honor/Sponsor||Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988||"Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988"||Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (CA) was chairman of the Education and Labor Committee at the time the bill passed. Sen. Robert T. Stafford (VT) retired in 1988. Hawkins sponsored the House legislation but Stafford was not the sponsor of the Senate vehicle.||20 USC 6301||100-297||102 Stat 130||Y||short title; Gus Hawkins was chair of the Ed and Labor Comm at the time; Stafford was Sen from VT (Stafford loans are named for him) but was not Ed Comm chair|
|Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990||Honor||Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990||"Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990"||Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (CA) who retired in 1990||42 USC 9801||101-501||104 Stat 1222||Y||short title|
|McMahon Atomic Energy Act (see Atomic Energy Act of 1954)||Sponsor||McMahon Atomic Energy Act (see Atomic Energy Act of 1954)||"Atomic Anergy Act of 1946"||Sen. Brien McMahon (D-CT)||42 USC 2011||ch 724, 60 Stat 755||N||short title at end - "Atomic Energy Act of 1946"|
|ART Act||Acrostic||ART Act||"Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005 or the ART Act"||17 USC 101||109-9, title I||119 Stat 218||N||short title at beginning of Title I of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005|
|Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||Honor||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||"Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007"||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks was a 22 years old when he was killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on July 8, 2006. He had been assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade out of Bamberg.||4 USC 1||110-41||121 Stat 233||Y||
H. Rept. 110-139.
|Introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak; Micks was his constituent. Amends the law to allow the governor (or mayor of DC) to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff in the case of the death of active duty service members and officials, and requires flags at federal buildings within the jurisdiction to be flown at half-staff as well.|
|Reynolds Aviation Training Act (see Army Aviation Cadet Act)||Sponsor||Reynolds Aviation Training Act (see Army Aviation Cadet Act)||"Army Aviation Cadet Act"||Sen. Robert R. Reynolds (D-NC), Chairman of Committee on Military Affairs after the death of Sen. Morris on April 9, 1941||ch 165, 55 Stat 239||N||short title at end - "Army Aviation Cadet Act"|