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|
|Pittman Act||Sponsor||Pittman Act||NO short title||Sen. Key Pittman, (D-NE)||ch 63, 40 Stat 535||X||nothing in statute; about silver and gold and coinage|
|National Firearms Act||Description||National Firearms Act||"National Firearms Act"||26 USC 5849||Ch. 757, 48 Stat 1236|
|The Lodge Act (Alien Enlistee Program)||Sponsor||The Lodge Act (Alien Enlistee Program)||Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (R-MA)||Y||Was not listed in PNT. Legislative gave the opportunity for citizenship to refugees from Communist countries if they served in the US armed forces for 5 years. Participants became known as "Lodge Act Soldiers." Sponsored by Sen Henry Cabot Lodges. I9|
|Jones-McCormack Act (Saturday Half Holidays)||Sponsor||Jones-McCormack Act (Saturday Half Holidays)||NO short title||Rep. John McCormack (D-MA); Most likely Sen. Wesley L. Jones (R-WA)||ch. 396, 46 Stat 1482||X||Hard to tell whether the sponsor is Sen. Wesley Jones or Rep. John Jones, because the entry in the Cong. Rec. index for the bill has a typo and does not give the correct page for the Senate introduction of the measure. However, Rep. Jones did not participate in the House debate, and Sen. Jones chaired the Appropriations Committee at the time, so it seems more likely that he was the sponsor for whom the bill is named.|