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|
|Knutson-Vandenberg Act||Sponsor||Knutson-Vandenberg Act||NO short title||Rep. Harold Knutson (R-MN) and Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (R-MI)||16 USC 576 (note)||ch. 416, 46 Stat 527||Y||statutized by reference to Knutson-Vandenberg funds in 115 Stat 452|
|Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act||Abrreviation||Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act||"Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act"||42 USC 1437aaa||101-625, title IV||104 Stat 4148||Y||short title at beginning of title IV; HOPE is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym|
|HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Mainstreet Rejuvination and Housing Act of 2003||Political Description||HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Mainstreet Rejuvination and Housing Act of 2003||"HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Mainstreet Rejuvination and Housing Act of 2003"||42 USC 1437||108-186||117 Stat 2693||N||short title at beginning of statute; HOPE is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym|
|Nelson Act (Chippewa Indians of Minnesota)||Sponsor||Nelson Act (Chippewa Indians of Minnesota)||NO short title||Rep. Knute Nelson (R-MN)||ch 24, 25 Stat 642||X||nothing in statute|
|Carey Act (Irrigation)||Sponsor||Carey Act (Irrigation)||NO short title||Sen. Joseph Maull Carey, (R-WY)||43 USC 641 (short title in note)||ch. 301, 28 Stat 422||N||name not statutized but noted in USC|
|McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (see Service Contract Act of 1965)||Sponsor||McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (see Service Contract Act of 1965)||"Service Contract Act of 1965"||Sen. Patrick Vincent McNamara (D-MI); Rep. James G. O'Hara (D-MI)||89-286||79 Stat 1034||N||
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000582; http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=O000055 (see also Dantran, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Labor, 246 F.3d 36 (1st Cir. 2001) n. 9.
|short title at beginning - "Service Contract Act of 1965"|
|Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act||Award||Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act||"Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act "||Inventor and New Jerseyian Thomas A. Edison, in aticipation of the 125th anniversary of his invention of the light bulb.||31 USC 5112 (note)||105-331||112 Stat 3073||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title|
|Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)||Victim||Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)||"Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007" or "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"||Named for Cameron Gulbransen, 2-yr-old who was killed when his father backed over him in the driveway.||49 USC 30111||110-189||122 Stat 639||Y||written as title; short title has both Gulbransen and "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"|
|Van Nuys Anti-Trust Act||Sponsor||Van Nuys Anti-Trust Act||NO short title||Sen. Frederick Van Nuys, (D-IN)||15 USC 16 (note)||ch 589, 56 Stat 781||N||not statutized|
|Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act||Honor||Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act||"Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act"||Rep. George Thomas (Mickey) Leland (TX), was Chairman of the Select Committee on Hunger. Killed in an aircraft crash in Ehtiopia while en route to a UN refugee camp.||7 uSC 1691 (note)||101-624, title XVII||104 Stat 3783||Y||short title at 1701|