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|
|Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act||Honor||Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act||"Mickey Leland Childhood 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 2011 (note)||103-66, title XIII, ch 3 (section 13901)||107 Stat 672||Y||short title (food stamps)|
|Brooks Act (Architects and Engineers) (see Brooks Architect-Engineers Act)||Sponsor||Brooks Act (Architects and Engineers) (see Brooks Architect-Engineers Act)||NO short title||Rep. Overton Brooks (D-LA), served on the Committee on Science and Aeronautics.||92-582||86 Stat 1278||Y||Kind of odd. Info in Table is "June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title IX, as added Oct 27, 1972, Pub. L. 92-582, 86 Stat. 1278" No name in statute; amended to add short title "Brooks Architect-Engineers Act" by 108 Stat 3409 in 1994|
|Rankin World War Widows Act||Sponsor||Rankin World War Widows Act||NO short title||Rep. John Rankin (D-MS)||ch 214, 52 Stat 352||X||nothing in statute|
|Welch Act||Sponsor||Welch Act||NO short title||Rep. Richard Welch (R-CA)||ch 814, 45 Stat 776||X||nothing in statute; DC civil service|
|Right to Work Law||Description||Right to Work Law||NO short title||29 USC 164||ch 372, S 14, 49 Stat 457||N||nothing in statute about "Right to Work", cited as the "National Labor Relations Act"; "Right to Work" never statutized|
|Hastings Amendment||Sponsor||Hastings Amendment||NO short title||Rep. William Wirt Hastings, (D-OK)||ch. 4, 41 Stat 4||X||nothing in statute, but this is one section of a larger statute -- Hastings maybe was sponsor of amendment that became that section?|
|Food and Forage Act||Description||Food and Forage Act||NO short title||ch 84, S 10, 12 Stat 220||X||R.S. 3732; nothing in statute|
|Nelson Act (Criminal Appeals) (see Criminal Appeals Act)||Sponsor||Nelson Act (Criminal Appeals) (see Criminal Appeals Act)||NO short title||Sen. Knute Nelson (R-MN)||ch 2564, 34 Stat 1246||X||nothing in statute; see U.S. v. Mersky, 361 U.S. 431 (1960) at n. 5.|
|Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008||Honor||Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008||"Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008"||Sen. Paul Wellstone (MN) and Sen. Pete Domenici (NM)||42 USC 201 (note)||110-343, div C, title V, subtitle B, section 511||122 Stat 3881||Y||
Letter from David Wellstone, Co-Founder of Wellstone Action, 110 CR H8620, Sept. 23, 2008.
|short title and subtitle name|
|MD-CARE Act||Acrostic||MD-CARE Act||"Muscular Dystrophy Community Assitance, Research and Education Amendments of 2001" or "MD-CARE Act"||42 USC 201||107-84||115 Stat 823||Y||short title at beginning of statute|