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|
|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|
|McCormick Act (Budget) (see Budget and Accoutning Act, 1921)||Sponsor||McCormick Act (Budget) (see Budget and Accoutning Act, 1921)||"Budget and Accounting Act, 1921"||Most likely Sen. Joseph McCormick (R-IL), who was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments at the time.||N||short title at beginning "Budget and Accounting Act, 1921"|
|Wei Jingsheng Freedom of Conscience Act||Private Law||Wei Jingsheng Freedom of Conscience Act||"Wei Jingsheng Freedom of Conscience Act"||Private Bill granted permanent resident status for Chinese pro-democracy activist Wei Jinsheng.||Private Law 106-14||Private Law||Private bill; noted here because the private laws are generally not included in the PNT|
|Berry Amendment||Sponsor||Berry Amendment||NO short title||Likely named for Rep. Marion Berry (AR) who was in office when the provision was made permanent. There was no one named Berry serving in Congress when the first provision was included in the Defense Approprations Act in 1941.||10 U.S.C. 2533a||Y||Originally passed by Congress in 1941 as a part of the defense appropriation, and included in subsequent defense appropriations acts. It was made permanent in Fiscal Year 1994 by section 8005 of PL 103-139 and subsequently codified as 10 U.S.C. 2533a in 2002 by section 832 of PL 107-107. ; "Berry" statutized in title of Section 827, 117 Stat 1392.|