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|
|District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||Description||District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||"District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act"||Ch. 794, 49 Stat 946|
|Wunderlich Act||Case||Wunderlich Act||NO short title||Named for U.S. v. Wunderlich (1951); Act was enacted to overturn the decision||ch 199, 68 Stat 81||X||nothing in statute; permitting review of decisions by govt agency heads|
|Federal Home Loan Bank Act||Description||Federal Home Loan Bank Act||"Federal Home Loan Bank Act"||12 USC 1421||Ch. 522, 47 Stat 725|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Second Deficiency Act, Fiscal Year 1923"||Ch. 29, 42 Stat 1154|
|Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)||Sponsor||Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)||NO short title||Rep. John Davenport Clarke, (R-NY); Sen. Charles Linza McNary, (R-OR)||ch. 348, 43 Stat 653||X||nothing in statute|
|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)|
|Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001||Honor||Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001||"Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001"||Sen. Jacob K. Javits (NY), died in 1986.||20 USC 7253||89-10, title V, part D, subpart 6 (section 5461)/107-110, title V, section 501||115 Stat 1826||Y||short title|
|Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009||Victim||Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009||"Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009"||Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.||42 USC 201 (note)||111-87||123 Stat 2885||Y||
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.
|Wagner Foreign Credits Act||Sponsor||Wagner Foreign Credits Act||NO short title||Sen. Robert F. Wagner (D-NY)||ch 185, 54 Stat 179||X||nothing in statute; actually a joint resolution|
|Buy American Act of 1988||Political Description||Buy American Act of 1988||"Buy American Act of 1988"||41 USC 101||100-418, title VII||102 Stat 1545||Y||short title at beginning of statute|