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|
|ENHANCED Act of 2009||Acrostic||ENHANCED Act of 2009||"Establishing a Network of Health-Advancing National Centers of Excellence for Depression Act of 2009" or "ENHANCED Act of 2009"||42 USC 290bb-38||111-148, title X, section 10410||124 Stat 984||Y||short title at beginning of S 10410|
|EARLY Act||Acrostic||EARLY Act||"Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009" or "EARLY Act"||42 USC 201||111-148, title X, S10413||124 Stat 990||N||short title at beginning of section|
|HELP Commission Act||Acrostic||HELP Commission Act||"HELP Commission Act"||22 USC 2394b(a)||108-199, div B, title VI, Section 637||118 Stat 101||Y||short title at beginning of section; HELP Commission stands for "Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People (HELP) Around the Globe Commission"|
|CLASS Act||Acrostic||CLASS Act||"Communitive Living Assistance Services and Supports Act" or "CLASS Act"||42 USC 201 note||111-148, title VIII||124 Stat 828||Y||both in short title at beginning of statute - establishing CLASS program|
|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|
|Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act||"Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act"||Sen. Edward William Brooke III (MA), who was the first African-American in the Senate after Reconstruction.||31 USC 5111 (note)||122 Stat 2433||Y||title of statute and short title; nothing noted in USC|
|Pope John Paul II Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||Pope John Paul II Congressional Gold Medal Act||"Pope John Paul II Congressional Gold Medal Act"||31 USC 5111 (note)||106-250||114 Stat 622||Y||short title and long title; granting gold medal to PJPII|
|General Shelton Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||General Shelton Congressional Gold Medal Act||"General Shelton Congressional Gold Medal Act"||General H. Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.||31 USC 5111||107-127||115 Stat 2405||Y||title and short title; awarding congressional gold medal|
|Gaylord A. Nelson Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wildneress Act||Award||Gaylord A. Nelson Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wildneress Act||"Gaylord A. Nelson Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wildneress Act"||Sen. Gaylord Anton Nelson, dem, Senate: 1963-1981, Wisconsin. Founder of Earth Day; Presidential medal of freedom. This is a tribute statute.||16 USC 1132||108-447, div. E, Title I, Section 140||118 Stat 3069||Y||short title; statute also conferred the name "Gaylord A. Nelson" on the wilderness area|
|Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act||"Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act"||Father Theodore Hesburgh was president of Notre Dame University.||31 USC 5111 (note)||106-153||113 Stat 1733||Y||title of statute and short title; awarding congressional gold medal|