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|
|Landrum-Griffin Act (See Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)||Sponsor||Landrum-Griffin Act (See Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)||"Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959"||Sen. Robert Paul Griffin, (R-MI); Rep. Philip Mitchell Landrum, (D-GA)||29 USC 401||86-257||73 Stat 519||N||short title at beginning; "Landrum-Griffin" not statutized|
|Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||Honor||Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||"Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act"||Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an author and conservation activist who wrote about and advocated the preserveration of the Everglades. Ernest F. Coe led the creation of Everglades National Park.||16 USC 410r-5 (note)||105-82||111 Stat 1540||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title; findings have information about the individuals for whom the park and center are named|
|Johanna's Law (aka Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005)||Victim||Johanna's Law (aka Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005)||"Johanna's Law" or "Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005"||Johanna Silver Gordon, who died of ovarian cancer that was not detected until late in its development because she was not educated about the early signs.||42 USC 201 (note)||109-475||120 Stat 3565||Y||
CR H8626, Nov. 14, 2006, Statement of Rep. Sandy Levin.
|short title gives both names; section 2 seems to amend USC to specifically insert "Johanna's Law" at 42 USC 247b-17|
|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|
|Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||Sponsor||Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||NO short title||Sen. Wesley L. Jones (R-WA)||ch. 162, section 5, 39 Stat 1069||X||nothing in statute; See The Reed "Bone-Dry" Amendment, John K. Graves, Virginia Law Review , Vol. 4, No. 8 (May, 1917), pp. 634-642 (the other Sen. Jones did not enter into office until Mar. 4, 1917, after the Amendment was introduced)|
|Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)||Sponsor||Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)||NO short title||Sen. Joseph Foraker (R-OH), Chairman of Comm. On Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico||ch 191, 31 Stat 77||N||aka Puerto Rico Civil Code; nothing in short title|
|Guayule Rubber Act||Description||Guayule Rubber Act||NO short title||7 USC 171||ch. 140, 56 Stat 126||N||guayule is a thing; name not statutized|
|Securities Exchange Act of 1934||Description||Securities Exchange Act of 1934||"Securities Exchange Act of 1934"||15 USC 78a||Ch. 404, 48 Stat 881|
|Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of||Sponsor||Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of||NO short title||Sen. Key Pittman (D-NV) and Rep. Absalom Robert (D-VA)||16 USC 669 (note)||ch 899, 50 Stat 917||Y||statutized as "Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act" by S. 101(b) of 114 Stat 1762|
|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|