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|
|Financial Stability Act of 2010||Political Description||Financial Stability Act of 2010||"Financial Stability Act of 2010"||12 USC 5301||111-203, title I||124 Stat 1391||Y||short title at beginning of title I; full bill is Dodd-Frank|
|Pay it Back Act||Political Description||Pay it Back Act||"Pay It Back Act"||12 USC 5201||111-203, title XIII||124 Stat 2133||Y||short title at beginning of title XII of Dodd-Frank|
|FERA||Abbreviation||FERA||"Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009" or "FERA"||18 USC 1 note||111-21||123 Stat 1617||N||short title at beginning of statute|
|Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009||Political Description||Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009||"Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009"||42 USC 1441 note||111-22, div A||123 Stat 1632||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009||Acrostic||Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009||"Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009"||42 USC 11301||111-22, div B||123 Stat 1663||Y||short title at beginning of statute; acronym not listed in PNT|
|SPEECH Act||Acrostic||SPEECH Act||"Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act" or "SPEECH Act"||28 USC 1||111-223||124 Stat 2380||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Credit CARD Act of 2009||Acrostic||Credit CARD Act of 2009||"Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009" or "Credit CARD Act of 2009"||15 USC 1601||111-24||123 Stat 1734||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Rosa's Law||Victim||Rosa's Law||"Rosa's Law"||Rosa Marcellino, an 8-year-old girl with intellectual disabilities, whose parents and older siblings had become advocates for eliminating the use of the phrase "mentally retarded" in public policy and laws because of the stigma and discrimination it invites.||20 USC 1400 (note)||111-256||124 Stat 2643||Y||
CR S11433, Nov. 17, 2009, Statement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (sponsor).
|Plain Writing Act of 2010||Political Description||Plain Writing Act of 2010||"Plain Writing Act of 2010"||5 USC 301||111-274||124 Stat 2861||Y||short title at beginning of statute -- promoting use of clear language in government communications|
|Corey Shea Act||Victim||Corey Shea Act||"Corey Shea Act"||Army Specialist Corey Shea was killed in Iraq in November 2008. His mother fought for the legislation to allow interment in military cemeteries of parents of deceased veterans who do not have spouses or children.||38 USC 101 (note)||111-275, title V, section 502||124 Stat 2882||Y||short title of Sec. 502 - internment in national cemeteries of parents of certain deceased veterans|