List of United States federal legislation

__NoTOC__This is a partial list of notable United States federal legislation, in chronological order. At the federal level in the United States, legislation (a.k.a. "statutes" or "statutory law") consists exclusively of Acts passed by the Congress of the United States (and its predecessor, the Continental Congress), that were either signed into law by the President or subsequently passed by Congress after a presidential veto.

Each biennial Congress enacts approximately 200–300 statutes. After 109 Congresses, more than 20,000 statutes have been enacted since 1789. This list contains, therefore, only a small selection. Most of the statutes listed here have already merited an article in this encyclopedia.

Legislation is not the only source of regulations with force of law. However, most executive branch regulations must originate in a congressional grant of power. "See also": Executive orders of the President; regulations of Executive branch departments and administrative agencies; and the procedural rules of the federal courts.

Publication of the law

"Statutes at Large" (Stat.)"

Acts of Congress are published in the United States Statutes at Large. Volumes 1 through 18, which have all the statutes passed from 1789 to 1875, are available on-line at the Library of Congress, [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsllink.html here] . In the list below, statutes are listed by "X Stat. Y", where X is the volume of the Statutes at Large and Y is the page number, as well as either the "chapter" or "Public Law" number. "See examples below."

"Sessions" (Sess.)" and "Chapters" (ch.)"

Each Congress has two to four sessions. Under the numbering system used from 1789 until 1957, the Acts in each session are numbered sequentially as "Chapters." This numbering included both laws applicable to the general public and laws relating to specific individuals, e.g., to grant pensions to disabled veterans. [See, e.g., Act of Aug. 11, 1790, ch. 44, USStat|6|3]

"Public Laws"

Since 1957, Acts of Congress related to the general public have been designated in the form: Public Law X-Y where "X" is the number of the ordinal Congress and "Y" is the number of the chronological order of the public Act in that Congress. This numbering is continuous across sessions of Congress and does not include acts relating to individuals, which are analogously given "Private Law X-Y" designations. (From 1901 to 1957, the Statutes at Large listed both a "chapter" and a "Public"/"Private" number for each act [ [http://www.lexisnexis.com/help/cu/Serial_Set/About_Bills.htm#sta About Bills, Resolutions, and Laws ] ] ; the Bluebook requires citation of the chapter numbers of these acts. [Table T.1, p. 196 (18th edition).] ) "See examples below."

Examples

* The Militia Act of 1862 of July 17, 1862, Sess. 2, ch. 201, was the 201st Act of the second session of the 37th Congress.
* The National Banking Act of February 25, 1863, Sess. 3, ch. 58, was the 58th Act of the third session of the 37th Congress.
* The Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 of October 16, 2004, USPL|108|332, USStat|118|1282, was the 332nd Act of Congress (statute) passed in the 108th Congress. It can be found in volume 118 of the U.S. Statutes at Large, starting at page 1282.
* The Help America Vote Act of October 29, 2002, USPL|107|252, USStat|116|1666, was the 252nd Act of the 107th Congress. It can be found in volume 116 of the U.S. Statutes at Large, starting at page 1666.

Continental Congress

* April 23, 1784 — Northwest Ordinance of 1784
* May 21, 1785 — Land Ordinance of 1785
* July 13, 1787 — ("Northwest Ordinance")

1789 to 1801

1st United States Congress

* June 1, 1789 — An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths, Sess. 1, ch. 1, USStat|1|23
* July 4, 1789 — Hamilton Tariff, Sess. 1, ch. 2, USStat|1|24
* September 24, 1789 — Judiciary Act of 1789, Sess. 1, ch. 20, USStat|1|73
* March 1, 1790 — Census of 1790, Sess. 2, ch. 2, USStat|1|101
* March 26, 1790 — Naturalization Act of 1790, Sess. 2, ch. 3, USStat|1|103
* April 10, 1790 — Patent Act, Sess. 2, ch. 7, USStat|1|109
* May 26, 1790 — Southwest Ordinance, Sess. 2, ch. 14, USStat|1|123
* May 31, 1790 — Copyright Act of 1790, Sess. 2, ch. 15, USStat|1|124
* July 6, 1790 — Residence Act, Sess. 2, ch. 28, USStat|1|130
* July 22, 1790 — Indian Intercourse Act of 1790, Sess. 2, ch. 33, USStat|1|137
* February 25, 1791 — First Bank of the United States, Sess. 3, ch. 10, USStat|1|191
* March 3, 1791 — Whiskey Act, Sess. 3, ch. 15, USStat|1|199

2nd United States Congress

* February 20, 1792 — Postal Service Act, Sess. 1, ch. 7, USStat|1|232
* April 2, 1792 — Coinage Act of 1792, Sess. 1, ch. 16, USStat|1|246
* May 2, 1792 — First Militia Act of 1792, Sess. 1, ch. 28, USStat|1|264
* May 8, 1792 — Second Militia Act of 1792, Sess. 1, ch. 33, USStat|1|271
* February 12, 1793 — Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, Sess. 2, ch. 7, USStat|1|302
* March 2, 1793 — Judiciary Act of 1793 (including Anti-Injunction Act), Sess. 2, ch. 22, USStat|1|333

3rd United States Congress

* March 27, 1794 — Naval Act of 1794, Sess. 1, ch. 12, USStat|1|350
* January 29, 1795 — Naturalization Act of 1795, Sess. 2, ch. 20, USStat|1|414

4th United States Congress

5th United States Congress

* April 30, 1798 — The U.S. Department of the Navy was established, Sess. 2, ch. 35, USStat|1|553
* June 18, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act to establish a uniform rule of naturalization (Naturalization Act of 1798), Sess. 2, ch. 54, USStat|1|566
* June 25, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act concerning Aliens, Sess. 2, ch. 58, USStat|1|570
* July 6, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act respecting Alien Enemies, Sess. 2, ch. 66, USStat|1|577
* July 9, 1798 — Act Further to Protect the Commerce of the United States, Sess. 2, ch. 68, USStat|1|578
* July 11, 1798 — The Marine Corps was established, Sess. 2, ch. 72, USStat|1|594
* July 14, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States (Sedition Act), Sess. 2, ch. 74, USStat|1|596

6th United States Congress

* February 13, 1801 — Judiciary Act of 1801, Sess. 2, ch. 4, USStat|2|89
* February 27, 1801 — District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Sess.2, ch. 15, USStat|2|103

1801 to 1811

7th United States Congress

* April 29, 1802 — Judiciary Act of 1802, Sess. 1, ch. 31, USStat|2|156
* April 30, 1802 — Enabling Act of 1802, Sess. 1, ch. 40, USStat|2|173

8th United States Congress

9th United States Congress

* March 29, 1806 — Cumberland Road, Sess. 1, ch. 19, USStat|2|357
* March 2, 1807 — Slave Trade Prohibition Act, Sess. 2, ch. 22, USStat|2|426

10th United States Congress

* December 22, 1807 — Embargo Act of 1807, Sess. 1, ch. 5, USStat|2|451
* March 1, 1809 — Non-Intercourse Act, Sess. 2, ch. 24, USStat|2|528

11th United States Congress

* May 1, 1810 — Macon's Bill Number 2, Sess. 2, ch. 39, USStat|2|605

1811 to 1821

12th United States Congress

13th United States Congress

14th United States Congress

* April 10, 1816 — Second Bank of the United States, Sess. 1, ch. 94, USStat|3|266

15th United States Congress

* April 4, 1818 — Flag Act of 1818, Sess. 1, ch. 34, USStat|3|415

16th United States Congress

* March 6, 1820 — Missouri Compromise, Sess. 1, ch. 22, USStat|3|545
* April 24, 1820 — Land Act of 1820, Sess. 1, ch. 51, USStat|3|566

1821 to 1831

17th United States Congress

18th United States Congress

* January 7, 1824 — Tariff of 1824, Sess. 1, ch.4, USStat|4|2

19th United States Congress

20th United States Congress

* May 24, 1828 — Tariff of Abominations, Sess. 1, ch. 111, USStat|4|308

21st United States Congress

* May 28, 1830 — Indian Removal Act, Sess. 1, ch. 148, USStat|4|411

1831 to 1841

22nd United States Congress

* July 14, 1832 — Tariff of 1832, Sess. 1, ch. 227, USStat|4|583
* March 2, 1833 — Compromise Tariff (Tariff of 1833), Sess. 2, ch. 55, USStat|4|629
* March 2, 1833 — Force Bill, Sess. 2, ch. 57, USStat|4|632

23rd United States Congress

24th United States Congress

25th United States Congress

26th United States Congress

1841 to 1851

27th United States Congress

* April 19, 1841 — Bankruptcy Act of 1841, Sess. 1, ch. 9, USStat|5|440
* August 30, 1842 — Tariff of 1842 ("Black Tariff"), Sess. 2, ch. 270, USStat|5|548

28th United States Congress

29th United States Congress

* July 30, 1846 — Walker tariff, Sess. 1, ch. 74, USStat|9|42

30th United States Congress

* March 3, 1849 — Coinage Act of 1849, ch. 109, USStat|9|397

31st United States Congress

* September 9, 1850 — Compromise of 1850, ch. 49, USStat|9|446
* September 18, 1850 — Fugitive Slave Act, ch. 60, USStat|9|462
* September 29, 1850 — Donation Land Claim Act, ch. 76, USStat|9|496

1851 to 1861

32nd United States Congress

33rd United States Congress

* May 30, 1854 — Kansas-Nebraska Act, ch. 59, USStat|10|277

34th United States Congress

* August 18, 1856 — Guano Islands Act, ch. 164, USStat|11|119

35th United States Congress

36th United States Congress

* March 2, 1861 — Morrill tariff, ch. 68, USStat|12|178

1861 to 1871

37th United States Congress

* August 5, 1861 — Revenue Act of 1861, Sess. 2, ch. 45, USStat|12|242
* May 20, 1862 — Homestead Act, Sess. 2, ch. 75, USStat|12|392
* July 1, 1862 — Revenue Act of 1862, Sess. 2, ch. 119, USStat|12|432
* July 1, 1862 — Pacific Railway Act, Sess. 2, ch. 120, USStat|12|489
* July 2, 1862 — Morrill Land Grant Colleges Act, ch. 130, USStat|12|503
* July 17, 1862 — Militia Act, Sess. 2, ch. 201, USStat|12|597
* February 25, 1863 — National Banking Act, Sess. 3, ch 58, USStat|12|665
* March 2, 1863 — False Claims Act, Sess. 3, ch. 67, USStat|12|696
* March 3, 1863 — Enrollment Act, Sess. 3, ch. 75, USStat|12|731

38th United States Congress

* April 22, 1864 — Coinage Act of 1864, Sess. 1, ch. 66, USStat|13|54
* March 3, 1865 — Freedman's Bureau, Sess. 2, ch. 90, USStat|13|507

39th United States Congress

* April 9, 1866 — Civil Rights Act of 1866, ch. 31, USStat|14|27
* July 23, 1866 — Judicial Circuits Act, ch. 210, USStat|14|209
* March 2, 1867 — Reconstruction Act, ch. 153, USStat|14|428
* March 2, 1867 — Tenure of Office Act, ch. 154, USStat|14|430

40th United States Congress

*Reconstruction Acts, continued:
** March 23, 1867, ch. 6, USStat|15|2
** July 19, 1867, ch. 30, USStat|15|14
** March 11, 1868, ch. 25, USStat|15|25

41st United States Congress

* April 10, 1869 — Judiciary Act of 1869 (Circuit Judges Act of 1869), ch. 22, USStat|16|44
* May 31, 1870 — Force Act of 1870, ch. 114, USStat|16|140
* July 14, 1870 — Naturalization Act of 1870, ch. 254, USStat|16|254
* February 21, 1871 — District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871, ch. 62, USStat|16|419

1871 to 1881

42nd United States Congress

* April 20, 1871 — Ku Klux Act (Civil Rights Act of 1871, Ku Klux Klan Act), ch. 22, USStat|17|13
* March 1, 1872 — Yellowstone Act, ch. 24, USStat|17|32
* May 10, 1872 — General Mining Act of 1872, ch. 152, USStat|17|91, R.S. §§2319—2328, 2331, 2333-2338, 2344
* May 22, 1872 — Amnesty Act, ch. 193, USStat|17|142
* June 1, 1872 — Practice Conformity Act (precursor to the Rules Enabling Act), ch. 255, USStat|17|196
* February 12, 1873 — Coinage Act of 1873, ch. 131, USStat|17|424
* March 3, 1873 — Comstock Act, ch. 258, USStat|17|598
* March 3, 1873 — Timber Culture Act, ch. 277, USStat|17|205

43rd United States Congress

* June 23, 1874 — Poland Act, ch. 469, USStat|18|253
* January 14, 1875 — Specie Payment Resumption Act, ch. 15, USStat|18|296
* March 1, 1875 — Civil Rights Act of 1875, USStat|18|335
* March 3, 1875 — Page Act of 1875, ch. 141, USStat|18|477

44th United States Congress

45th United States Congress

* February 28, 1878 — Bland-Allison Act (Coinage Act (Silver Dollar)), ch. 20, USStat|20|25
* April 29, 1878 — National Quarantine Act, ch. 66
* June 18, 1878 — Posse Comitatus Act, ch. 263, §15, USStat|20|152

46th United States Congress

1881 to 1891

47th United States Congress

* May 6, 1882 — Chinese Exclusion Act, USStat|22|58
* January 16, 1883 — Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, ch. 27, USStat|22|403

48th United States Congress

49th United States Congress

* February 4, 1887 — Interstate Commerce Act, ch. 104, USStat|24|379
* February 8, 1887 — Indian General Allotment Act ("Dawes Act"), ch. 119, USStat|24|388
* March 2, 1887 — Hatch Act of 1887, ch. 314, USStat|24|440
* March 3, 1887 — Tucker Act, ch. 359, USStat|24|505

50th United States Congress

* February 22, 1889 — Enabling Act of 1889, Sess. 2, ch. 180, USStat|25|676

51st United States Congress

* July 2, 1890 — Sherman Antitrust Act, ch. 647, USStat|26|209
* July 14, 1890 — Sherman Silver Purchase Act, ch. 708, USStat|26|289
* October 1, 1890 — McKinley Tariff, ch. 1244, USStat|26|567
* 1891 — Forest Reserve Act of 1891
* March 3, 1891 — Land Revision Act of 1891

1891 to 1901

52nd United States Congress

* May 5, 1892 — Geary Act, ch. 60, USStat|27|25 (amended the Chinese Exclusion Act)

53rd United States Congress

* August 27, 1894 — Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, ch. 349, §73 "et seq.", USStat|28|570

54th United States Congress

55th United States Congress

* July 24, 1897 — Dingley tariff, ch. 11, USStat|30|151 (amended the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act)
* July 1, 1898 — Bankruptcy Act of 1898, ch. 541, USStat|30|544
* 7 July 1898 — Newlands Resolution, No. 55, USStat|30|750
* March 3, 1899— Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, Ch. 425, USStat|33|401, Sec. 9, 30 Stat. 1151

56th United States Congress

* March 14, 1900 — Gold Standard Act, Sess. 1, ch. 41, USStat|31|45
* April 2, 1900 — Foraker Act, Sess. 1, ch. 191, USStat|31|77 (Puerto Rico Civil Code)
* March 3, 1901 — Anarchist Exclusion Act, Sess. 2, ch. 1012, USStat|32|1222

1901 to 1911

57th United States Congress

* June 17, 1902 — Newlands Reclamation Act (National Irrigation Act, Reclamation Act), Sess. 1, ch. 1093, USStat|32|388
* June 28, 1902 — Isthmian Canal Act (Panama Canal), Sess. 1, ch. 1302, USStat|32|481
* January 21, 1903 — Militia Act of 1903 (Dick Act), Sess. 2, ch. 196, USStat|32|775
* February 11, 1903 — Expediting Act, Sess. 2, ch. 544, USStat|32|823
* February 19, 1903 — Elkins Act, Sess. 2, ch. 708, USStat|32|847

58th United States Congress

59th United States Congress

* June 1, 1906 — Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Sess. 1, ch. 3073
* June 8, 1906 — American Antiquities Act (National Monument Act), Sess. 1, ch. 3060, USStat|34|225
* June 29, 1906 — Hepburn Act, Sess. 1, ch. 3591, USStat|34|584
* June 30, 1906 — Pure Food and Drug Act, Sess. 1, ch. 3915, USStat|34|768
* March 4, 1907 — Meat Inspection Act, Sess. 2, ch. 2907, titles I to IV, USStat|34|1260

60th United States Congress

* May 30, 1908 — Aldrich-Vreeland Act, ch. 229, USStat|35|546

61st United States Congress

* August 5, 1909 — Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act, ch. 6, USStat|36|11
* June 18, 1910 — Mann-Elkins Act, ch. 309, USStat|36|539
* June 25, 1910 — Mann Act, ch. 395, USStat|36|825

1911 to 1921

62nd United States Congress

* August 8, 1911 — Public Law 62-5, USPL|62|5
* August 24, 1912 — Lloyd-La Follette Act, ch. 389, §6, USStat|37|539

63rd United States Congress

* October 3, 1913 — Revenue Act of 1913, including Underwood Tariff, ch. 16, USStat|38|114
* December 23, 1913 — Federal Reserve Act, ch. 6, USStat|38|251
* May 8, 1914 — Smith-Lever Act, ch. 79, USStat|38|372
* September 26, 1914 — Federal Trade Commission Act, ch. 311, USStat|38|717
* October 15, 1914 — Clayton Antitrust Act, ch. 323, USStat|38|730
* December 17, 1914 — Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, ch. 1, USStat|38|785

64th United States Congress

* July 17, 1916 — Federal Farm Loan Act, ch. 245, USStat|39|360
* August 25, 1916 — National Park Service Act, ch. 408, USStat|39|535
* September 1, 1916 — Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916, ch. 432, USStat|39|675
* September 3, 1916 — Adamson Act, ch. 436, USStat|39|721
* September 8, 1916 — Revenue Act of 1916, ch. 463, USStat|39|756
* February 5, 1917 — Immigration Act of 1917 (Barred Zone Act), ch. 29, USStat|39|874
* February 23, 1917 — Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act, ch. 114, USStat|39|929
* March 1, 1917 — Flood Control Act of 1917, ch 144, USStat|39|948
* March 2, 1917 — Jones-Shafroth Act, ch. 145, USStat|39|951

65th United States Congress

* May 18, 1917 — Selective Service Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 15, USStat|40|76
* June 15, 1917 — Espionage Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 30, USStat|40|217
* October 6, 1917 — International Emergency Economic Powers Act (Trading with the Enemy Act), Sess. 2, ch. 106, USStat|40|411
* March 19, 1918 — Standard Time Act, Sess. 2, ch. 24, USStat|40|450
* May 16, 1918 — Sedition Act of 1918, Sess. 2, ch. 75, USStat|40|553
* July 3, 1918 — Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, Sess. 2, ch. 128, USStat|40|755
* October 16, 1918 — Immigration Act of October 16, 1918, Sess. 2, ch. 186, USStat|40|1012

66th United States Congress

* October 18, 1919 — National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act), ch. 85, USStat|41|305
* February 25, 1920 — Mineral Leasing Act, ch. 85, USStat|41|437
* February 28, 1920 — Esch-Cummins Act, ch. 91, USStat|41|456

1921 to 1931

67th United States Congress

* 1921-05-19Emergency Quota Act (Johnson Quota Act), Sess. 1, ch. 8, USStat|42|5
* 1921-05-27Emergency Tariff of 1921, Sess. 1, ch. 14, USStat|42|9
* 1921-08-24Future Trading Act, Sess. 1, ch. 86, USStat|42|187
* 1921-11-23Revenue Act of 1921, Sess. 1, ch. 136, USStat|42|227
* 1922-09-21Fordney-McCumber tariff, Sess. 2, ch. 356, USStat|42|858
* 1922-09-21Grain Futures Act, Sess. 2, ch. 369, USStat|42|998
* 1922-09-22Cable Act (Married Women’s Citizenship Act), Sess. 2, ch. 411, USStat|42|1021

68th United States Congress

* 1924-05-19World War Adjusted Compensation Act (Bonus Bill), Sess. 1, ch. 157, USStat|43|121
* 1924-05-26Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reed Act), Sess. 1, ch. 190, USStat|43|153
* 1924-06-02Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 (Snyder Act), Sess. 1, ch. 233, USStat|43|253
* 1924-06-02Revenue Act of 1924 (Mellon tax bill), Sess. 1, ch. 234, USStat|43|253
* 1924-06-07Clarke-McNary Act, Sess. 1, ch. 348, USStat|43|653

69th United States Congress

* 1926-02-26Revenue Act of 1926, ch. 27, USStat|44|9
* 1926-05-20Railway Labor Act, ch. 347, USStat|44|577

70th United States Congress

* 1928-05-29 — Revenue Act of 1928, ch. 852, 45 Stat. 791

71st United States Congress

* 1929-02-18 - Migratory Bird Conservation Act, ch. 257, USStat|45|1222
* 1929-06-15 - Agriculture Marketing Act, ch. 24, USStat|46|11
* 1929-06-18 - Reapportionment Act of 1929, ch. 28, USStat|46|21
* 1930-06-17Hawley-Smoot Tariff, ch. 497, USStat|46|590, (including: Title III, Plant Patent Act, USStat|46|703)
* 1931-03-03Davis-Bacon Act, ch. 411, USStat|46|1494

1931 to 1941

72nd United States Congress

* 1932-01-22Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, Sess. 1, ch. 8, USStat|47|5
* 1932-03-23Norris-LaGuardia Act, Sess. 1, ch. 90, USStat|47|70
* 1932-06-06Revenue Act of 1932, Sess. 1, ch. 209, USStat|47|169
* 1932-07-22Federal Home Loan Bank Act, Sess. 1, ch. 522, USStat|47|725
* 1933-02-17Blaine Act, Sess. 2
* 1933-03-03Buy American Act, Sess. 2, ch. 212, title III, USStat|47|1520

73rd United States Congress

* March 9, 1933 — Emergency Banking Relief Act, Sess. 1, ch. 1, USStat|48|1
* March 31, 1933 — Civilian Conservation Corps Reforestation Relief Act, Sess. 1, ch. 17, USStat|48|22
* 1933-05-12Federal Emergency Relief Act, Sess. 1, ch. 30, USStat|48|55
* May 12, 1933 — Agricultural Adjustment Act, Sess. 1, ch. 25, USStat|48|31
* May 18, 1933 — Tennessee Valley Authority Act, Sess. 1, ch. 32, USStat|48|58
* May 27, 1933 — Securities Act, Sess. 1, ch. 38, USStat|48|74
* June 13, 1933 — Home Owners' Loan Corporation, Sess. 1, ch. 64, USStat|48|128
* June 16, 1933 — Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933), Sess. 1, ch. 89, USStat|48|162
* June 16, 1933 — National Industrial Recovery Act, Sess. 1, ch. 90, USStat|48|195
* June 16, 1933 — Farm Credit Administration, Sess. 1, ch. 98, USStat|48|257
* March 24, 1934 — Tydings-McDuffie Act (Philippine Independence Act), USPL|73|127, Sess. 2, ch. 84, USStat|48|456
* May 14, 1934 — Johnson Act, Sess. 2, ch. 283, USStat|48|775
* June 6, 1934 — Securities Exchange Act, Sess. 2, ch. 404, USStat|48|881
* June 12, 1934 — Reciprocal Tariff Act, Sess. 2, ch. 474, USStat|48|943
* June 18, 1934 — Indian Reorganization Act, Sess. 2, ch. 576, USStat|48|984
* 1934-06-19Rules Enabling Act, Sess. 2, ch. 651, USPL|73|415, USStat|48|1064
* 1934-06-19Communications Act of 1934, Sess. 2, ch. 652, USStat|48|1064
* 1934-06-19National Archives Act, Sess. 2, ch. 668, USStat|48|1122
* 1934-06-26Federal Credit Union Act, Sess. 2, ch. 750, USStat|48|1216
* 1934-06-26National Firearms Act of 1934, Sess. 2, ch. 757, USStat|48|1236
* 1934-06-27National Housing Act, Sess. 2, ch. 847, USStat|48|1246, including title III: Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act (Fannie Mae)

74th United States Congress

* 1935-04-27Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, Sess. 1, ch. 85, USStat|49|163
* 1935-07-05National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act), Sess. 1, ch. 372, USStat|49|449
* 1935-08-09Motor Carrier Act, Sess. 1, ch. 498, USStat|49|546 (renamed part II of the Interstate Commerce Act)
* 1935-08-14Social Security Act, including Aid to Dependent Children, Old Age Pension Act, USPL|74|271, Sess. 1, ch. 531, USStat|49|620
* 1935-08-26Public Utility Act (including: Title I: Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, Title II: Federal Power Act), Sess. 1, ch. 687, USStat|49|803
* 1935-08-30Revenue Act of 1935, Sess. 1, ch. 829, USStat|49|1014
* 1935-08-31Neutrality Act of 1935, Sess. 1, ch. 837, USStat|49|1081
* 1936-02-29Neutrality Act of 1936, Sess. 2, ch. 106, USStat|49|1153
* 1936-05-20Rural Electrification Act, Sess. 2, ch. 432, USStat|49|1363
* 1936-06-15Commodities Exchange Act, Sess. 2, ch. 545, USStat|49|1491
* 1936-06-19Robinson Patman Act, Sess. 2, ch. 592, USStat|49|1526
* 1936-06-22Flood Control Act of 1936, USPL|74|738, Sess. 2, ch. 688
* 1936-06-29Merchant Marine Act, Sess. 2, ch. 250, USStat|49|1985
* 1936-06-30Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, Sess. 2, ch. 881, USStat|49|2036

75th United States Congress

* 1937-06-03 — Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act, ch. 296, USStat|50|246
* 1937-08-25National Cancer Institute Act, ch. 565, USStat|50|559
* 1937 — Neutrality Acts of 1937
* 1937-08-17Miller-Tydings Act, ch. 690, title VIII, USStat|50|693
* 1938-03-21Wheeler-Lea Act, ch. 49, USStat|52|111
* 1938-06-08Foreign Agents Registration Act, ch. 327, USStat|52|631
* 1938-06-21Natural Gas Act, ch. 556, USStat|52|821
* 1938-06-25Civil Aeronautics Act, ch. 601, USStat|52|973
* 1938-06-25Fair Labor Standards Act, ch. 676, USStat|52|1060
* 1938-06-25Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, ch. 675, USStat|52|1040
* 1938-06-25Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act, ch. 697, USStat|52|1196

76th United States Congress

* 1939-08-02Hatch Act of 1939 ("Hatch Political Activity Act", "An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities"), ch. 410, USStat|53|1147
* 1939-11-04Neutrality Act of 1939, ("Cash and Carry Act"), ch. 2, USStat|54|4
* 1940-06-28Alien Registration Act (Smith Act), ch. 439, title I, USStat|54|670
* 1940-09-16Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, ch. 720, USStat|54|885
* 1940-08-22 — Act of August 22, 1940, ch. 686, including:
** title I: Investment Company Act of 1940, USStat|54|789
** title II: Investment Advisers Act of 1940, USStat|54|847

1941 to 1951

77th United States Congress

* 1941-03-11Lend Lease Act, ch. 11, USStat|55|31
* 1941 — Flood Control Act of 1941, USPL|77|228
* 1942-01-30Emergency Price Control Act, ch. 26, USStat|56|23

78th United States Congress

* 1943-12-17Magnuson Act (Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943), Sess. 1, ch. 344, USStat|57|600
* 1944-02-03Mustering-out Payment Act, Sess. 2, USPL|78|225, USStat|58|8
* 1944-06-22 — Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G.I. Bill), Sess. 2, ch. 268, USPL|78|345, USStat|58|284
* 1944-06-27Veterans' Preference Act, Sess. 2, ch. 287, USPL|78|359, USStat|58|387
* 1944-07-01Public Health Service Act, Sess. 2, ch. 373, USStat|58|682
* 1944-12-22Pick-Sloan Flood Control Act, Sess. 2, ch. 665, USPL|78|534, USStat|58|887

79th United States Congress

* 1945 — Bretton Woods Agreements Act, USPL|79|171
* 1945 — United Nations Participation Act
* 1945 — Export-Import Bank Act of 1945
* 1945 — War Brides Act
* February 20, 1946 — Employment Act, USPL|27|304, ch. 33, USStat|60|23
* 1946 — Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, June 4, 1946, ch. 281, USStat|60|230
* 1946 — Administrative Procedure Act, June 11, 1946, ch. 324, USStat|60|237
* 1946 — Federal Airport Act, USPL|79|377
* 1946 — Hobbs Anti-Racketeering Act, July 3, 1946, ch. 537, USStat|60|420
* 1946 — Atomic Energy Act, August 1, 1946, ch. 724, USStat|60|755
* 1946 — Federal Tort Claims Act, August 2, 1946, ch. 753, title IV, USStat|60|842
* 1946 — Foreign Service Act, August 13, 1946, ch. 957, titles I–X, USStat|60|999–1030
* 1946 — Hospital Survey and Construction Act (Hill-Burton Act), USPL|79|725, August 13, 1946, ch. 958, USStat|60|1040
* 1946 — Farmers Home Administration Act, August 14, 1946, ch. 964, USStat|60|1062
* 1946 — Luce-Celler Act

80th United States Congress

* 1947-05-22Truman Doctrine, Sess. 1, ch. 81, USPL|80|75,
* 1947-06-23Taft-Hartley Act, Sess. 1, ch. 120, USStat|61|136
* 1947-07-26National Security Act, Sess. 1, ch. 343, USStat|61|495
* 1947-08-07Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands, Sess. 1, ch. 513, USStat|61|913
* 1948-01-27United States Information and Educational Exchange Act, Sess. 2, ch. 36, USStat|62|6
* 1948-04-03 — Foreign Assistance Act (Marshall Plan), USPL|80|47, Sess. 2, ch. 169, USStat|62|137
* 1948-04-03Greek-Turkish Assistance Act of 1948, Sess. 2, ch. 169, USPL|80|75, title III, USStat|62|157
* 1948-05-26Civil Air Patrol Act, USPL|80|557, USStat|62|274
* 1948-06-25Presidential Succession Act, Sess. 2, ch. 644, USPL|89|174, USStat|62|677
* 1948-06-30Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Sess. 2, ch. 758
* 1948-07-03War Claims Act of 1948, USPL|80|896, USStat|62|1240

81st United States Congress

* 1949-06-20Central Intelligence Agency Act, ch. 227, USStat|63|208
* 1950-05-05Uniform Code of Military Justice, ch. 169, USStat|64|109
* 1950-05-10National Science Foundation Act, ch. 171, USPL|81|507, USStat|64|149
* 1950-09-23McCarran Internal Security Act, ch. 1024, USStat|64|987
* 1951-01-12Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, ch. 1228, USStat|64|1245

1951 to 1961

82nd United States Congress

* 1951-10-10Mutual Security Act, Sess. 1, ch. 479, USStat|65|373
* 1952-06-27 — Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran—Walter Act), USPL|82|414, Sess. 2, ch. 477, USStat|66|163
* 1952-07-16Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, USPL|82|550, Sess. 2, ch. 875, USStat|66|663
* 1952-07-16Federal Coal Mine Safety Act Amendments of 1952, USPL|82|552. USStat|66|692

83rd United States Congress

* 1953-07-03Small Business Act, USPL|83|163, ch. 282, USStat|67|232
* 1953-08-07Refugee Relief Act, USPL|83|203, ch. 336, USStat|67|400
* 1953-08-07Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, ch. 345, USStat|67|462
* 1954-05-13Saint Lawrence Seaway Act, ch. 201, USStat|68|92
* 1954-08-02Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act, ch. 649, title II, §201, USStat|68|612
* 1954-08-13Multiple Mineral Development Act, ch. 730, USStat|68|708
* 1953-08-15Public Law 280, USPL|83|280
* 1954-08-16Internal Revenue Code of 1954, USPL|83|591, ch. 736, USStat|68A|3, including Federal Unemployment Tax Act and National Firearms Act
* 1954-08-24Communist Control Act of 1954, ch. 886, USStat|68|775

84th United States Congress

* 1955-08-12Poliomyelitis Vaccination Assistance Act, USPL|84|377, ch. 863, USStat|69|704
* 1954-08-13 — Multiple Surface Use Mining Act ch. 730, USStat|68|708
* 1955 — Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Act, USPL|84|99
* 1956-07-30Health Research Facilities Act, USPL|84|835, ch. 779, USStat|70|717
* 1956 — Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, (National Interstate and Defense Highways Act), USPL|84|627

85th United States Congress

* 1957-08-14Airways Modernization Act, USPL|85|133, USStat|71|349
* 1957-09-02Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act, USPL|85|256, USStat|71|576
* 1957-09-09Civil Rights Act of 1957, USPL|85|315, USStat|71|634
* 1958 — National Aeronautics and Space Act, USPL|85|568, July 29, 1958, USStat|72|426
* 1958 — Transportation Act of 1958, USPL|85|625
* 1958 — Federal Aviation Act, USPL|85|726, August 23, 1958, USStat|72|731
* 1958-08-28Military Construction Appropriation Act (Advanced Research Projects Agency), USPL|85|852, USStat|72|1096
* 1958 — National Defense Education Act, USPL|85|864, September 2, 1958, USStat|72|1580
* 1958 — Department of Defense Reorganization Act, USPL|85|899

86th United States Congress

* 1959-03-18Admission of Hawaii Act, USPL|86|3
* 1959 — Airport Construction Act, USPL|86|72
* 1959-09-14Landrum-Griffin Act, USPL|86|257, USStat|73|519
* 1960-05-06Civil Rights Act of 1960, USPL|86|449
* 1960-09-13Social Security Amendments (Kerr-Mill aid), USPL|86|778, USStat|74|976
* 1960 — Flood Control Act of 1960, USPL|86|845

1961 to 1971

87th United States Congress

* 1961-05-01Area Redevelopment Act, USPL|87|27, USStat|75|47
* 1961-09-04Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, USPL|87|195, USStat|75|424
* 1961-09-13Interstate Wire Act of 1961, USPL|87|216, USStat|75|491
* 1961-09-21Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, USPL|87|256, USStat|75|527
* 1961-09-22Peace Corps Act of 1961, USPL|87|293, USStat|75|612
* 1961-09-26Arms Control and Disarmament Act, USPL|87|297, USStat|75|631
* 1961-10-05Community Health Services and Facilities Act, USPL|87|395, USStat|75|824
* 1962-03-15Manpower Development and Training Act, USPL|87|415, USStat|76|23
* 1962-06-28Migration and Refugee Assistance Act, USPL|87|510, USStat|76|121
* 1962-08-31Communications Satellite Act, USPL|87|624, USStat|76|419
* 1962-10-11Trade Expansion Act, USPL|87|794, USStat|76|872
* 1962-10-23Bribery Act, USPL|87|849, USStat|76|1119
* 1962-10-23Vaccination Assistance Act, USPL|87|868, USStat|76|1155
* 1962 — Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, USPL|87|874

88th United States Congress

* 1963-06-10Equal Pay Act, USPL|88|38, USStat|77|56
* 1963-10-31Community Mental Health Centers Act, USPL|88|164, title II, USStat|77|290, including Mental Retardation Facilities Construction Act
* 1963-12-17Clean Air Act, USPL|88|206, USStat|77|392
* 1964-07-02Civil Rights Act of 1964, USPL|88|352, USStat|78|241
* 1964-07-09Urban Mass Transportation Act (Federal Transit Act), USPL|88|365, USStat|78|302
* 1964-08-20Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, USPL|88|452, USStat|78|508
* 1964-08-31Food Stamp Act of 1964, USPL|88|525, USStat|78|703
* 1964-09-03Wilderness Act, USPL|88|577, USStat|78|890
* 1964-09-03Land and Water Conservation Act, USPL|88|578, USStat|78|897
* 1964-09-04Nurse Training Act, USPL|88|581, USStat|78|908

89th United States Congress

* 1965-04-11Elementary and Secondary Education Act, USPL|89|10, USStat|79|77
* 1965-07-27Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, USPL|89|92, USStat|79|282
* 1965-07-30Social Security Act of 1965 including Medicaid and Medicare, USPL|89|97, USStat|79|286
* 1965-08-06Voting Rights Act, USPL|89|110, USStat|79|437
* 1965-08-10Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965, USPL|89|117, USStat|79|451
* 1965-09-29National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, USPL|89|209, USStat|79|845
* 1965-10-03Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, (Hart-Celler Act, INS Act) USPL|89|236
* 1965-10-06Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke Amendments, USPL|89|239, USStat|79|926
* 1965-10-20Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Act, USPL|89|272, USStat|79|992, including Solid Waste Disposal Act
* 1965-10-22Highway Beautification Act, USPL|89|285, USStat|79|1028
* 1965-11-08Higher Education Act, USPL|89|329, USStat|79|1219
* 1965-11-08Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendmens USPL|89|333, USStat|79|1282
* 1966-04-13Uniform Time Act, USPL|89|387, USStat|80|107
* 1966-09-06 — Freedom of Information Act, USPL|89|554, USStat|80|383
* 1966-09-09National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, USPL|89|563, USStat|80|718
* 1966-10-15National Historic Preservation Act, USPL|89|665, USStat|80|915
* 1966-10-15National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act, USPL|89|669, §4-5, USStat|80|927
* 1966-10-15Department of Transportation Act, USPL|89|670, USStat|80|931
* 1966-11-02Cuban Adjustment Act, USPL|89|732, USStat|80|1161
* 1966-11-03Comprehensive Health, Planning and Service Act, USPL|89|749, USStat|80|1180

90th United States Congress

* 1967-04-04Supplemental Defense Appropriations Act, USPL|90|8, USStat|81|8
* 1967-11-07Public Broadcasting Act, USPL|90|129, USStat|81|365
* 1967-12-15Age Discrimination in Employment Act, USPL|90|202, USStat|81|602
* 1967-12-18National Park Foundation Act, USPL|90|209, USStat|81|656
* 1968 — Bilingual Education Act, USPL|90|247
* 1968-04-11Civil Rights Act of 1968, USPL|90|284, USStat|82|73
* 1968-05-29Consumer Credit Protection Act, USPL|90|321, USStat|82|146
* 1968-06-19Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, USPL|90|351, USStat|82|197
* 1968-06-28Uniform Monday Holiday Act, USPL|90|363
* 1968-07-21Aircraft Noise Abatement Act, USPL|90|411
* 1968-08-12Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, USPL|90|480, USStat|82|718
* 1968-10-02Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, USPL|90|542, USStat|82|906
* 1968-10-02 — National Trails System Act, USPL|90|543, USStat|82|919
* 1968-10-22Gun Control Act of 1968, USPL|90|618, USStat|82|1213

91st United States Congress

* 1969-12-30Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, USPL|91|173, USStat|83|742
* 1969 — Truth in Lending Act
* 1970-01-01National Environmental Policy Act, USPL|91|190, USStat|83|852
* 1970-05-21Airport and Airway Development Act, USPL|91|258, title I, USStat|84|219|
* 1970-10-27Controlled Substances Act, USPL|91|513, USStat|84|1242
* 1970 — Postal Reorganization Act (United States Postal Service), USPL|91|375
* 1970 — Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1970, USPL|91|453
* 1970 — Rail Passenger Service Act (Amtrak), USPL|91|518
* 1970 — Occupational Safety and Health Act, USPL|91|596
* 1970-12-31Clean Air Act Extension, USPL|91|604, USStat|84|1676
* 1970-12-31Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, USPL|91|609, USStat|84|1770, including title VII, National Urban Policy and New Community Development Act of 1970, USStat|84|1791
* 1970 — Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, USPL|91|695
* 1970 — Economic Stabilization Act
* 1970 — Bank Secrecy Act
* 1970 — Plant Variety Protection Act
* 1970 — Environmental Quality Improvement Act
* 1970 — Organized Crime Control Act (including the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO")

1971 to 1981

92nd United States Congress

* 1971-06-23Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act, USPL|92|28, USStat|85|77
* 1971-12-18Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, USPL|92|203, USStat|85|688
* 1971-12-23National Cancer Act, USPL|92|218, USStat|85|778
* 1972-02-07Federal Election Campaign Act, USPL|92|225, USStat|86|3
* 1972-03-24Equal Employment Opportunity Act, USPL|92|261, USStat|86|103
* 1972-06-23Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, USPL|92|318, USStat|86|235
* 1972-10-06Federal Advisory Committee Act, USPL|92|463, USStat|86|770
* 1972-10-18Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, USPL|92|500, USStat|86|816
* 1972-10-21Marine Mammal Protection Act, USPL|92|522, USStat|86|1027
* 1972-10-23Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, USPL|92|532, USStat|86|1052
* 1972-10-27Consumer Product Safety Act, USPL|92|573, USStat|86|1207
* 1972-10-27Noise Control Act, USPL|92|574, USStat|86|1234
* 1972-10-27Coastal Zone Management Act, USPL|92|583, USStat|86|1280

93rd United States Congress

* 1973-08-13Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973, USPL|93|87, title I, USStat|87|250
* 1973-09-26Rehabilitation Act, USPL|93|112, USStat|87|355
* 1973-10-01Domestic Volunteer Services Act of 1973 (VISTA), USPL|93|113, USStat|87|394
* 1973-11-03Amtrak Improvement Act, USPL|93|146, USStat|87|548
* 1973-11-07War Powers Resolution, USPL|93|148, USStat|87|555
* 1973-12-28Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, USPL|93|203
* 1973-12-28Endangered Species Act, USPL|93|205, USStat|87|884
* 1974-03-07Water Resources Development Act of 1974, USPL|93|251, USStat|88|34
* 1974-05-22Disaster Relief Act of 1974, USPL|93|288, USStat|88|143
* 1974-05-31Research on Aging Act, USPL|93|296, USStat|88|184
* 1974-07-12Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, USPL|93|344, USStat|88|297
* 1974-07-25Legal Services Corporation Act, USPL|93|355, USStat|88|378
* 1974-08-21Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, USPL|93|380, title V, §513, USStat|88|571
* 1974-09-02Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), USPL|93|406, USStat|88|829
* 1974-09-07Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, USPL|93|415, USStat|88|1109
* 1974-11-26National Mass Transportation Assistance Act, USPL|93|503, USStat|88|1565
* 1974-12-03Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, USPL|93|508, USStat|88|1578
* 1974-12-16Safe Drinking Water Act, USPL|93|523, USStat|88|1660
* 1974-12-31Privacy Act of 1974, USPL|93|579, USStat|88|1896
* 1975-01-03Trade Act of 1974, USPL|93|618, USStat|88|1978
* 1975-01-03Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, USPL|93|633, title I, USStat|88|2156
* 1975-01-04National Health Planning and Resources Development Act, USPL|93|641, USStat|88|2225

94th United States Congress

* 1975-12-23Metric Conversion Act, USPL|94|168
* 1975-12-23Revenue Adjustment Act (Earned Income Tax Credit), USPL|94|164, USStat|89|970
* 1975-11-29Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, USPL|94|142, USStat|89|773
* 1976-02-05Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act, USPL|94|210, USStat|90|31
* 1976-09-13Government in the Sunshine Act, USPL|94|409, USStat|90|1241
* 1976-09-30Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, USPL|94|435, USStat|90|1383
* 1976-10-11Toxic Substances Control Act, USPL|94|469, USStat|90|2003
* 1976-10-12 — Overhaul of vocational education programs USPL|94|482, USStat|90|2169
* 1976-10-19 — Copyright Act of 1976, USPL|94|553, USStat|90|2541
* 1976-10-21Federal Land Policy and Management Act, USPL|94|579, USStat|90|2744
* 1976-10-21Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, USPL|94|580, USStat|90|2795
* 1976-10-22Water Resources Development Act of 1976, WRDA 1976, USPL|94|587
* 1976-10-22National Forest Management Act, USPL|94|588, USStat|90|2949

95th United States Congress

* 1977-08-03Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, USPL|95|87, USStat|91|445
* 1977-10-12Community Reinvestment Act, USPL|95|128, title VIII, USStat|91|1147
* 1977-12-19Unlawful Corporate Payments Act of 1977, USPL|95|213, including title I: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, USStat|91|1494
* 1977-12-27Clean Water Act, USPL|95|217, USStat|91|1566
* 1977-12-28International Emergency Economic Powers Act, USPL|95|223, title II, USStat|91|1626
* 1978-02-25Department of Energy Organization Act, USPL|95|238, USStat|92|47
* 1978-03-10Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act, USPL|95|242, USStat|92|120
* 1978-10-13Civil Service Reform Act, USPL|95|454, USStat|92|1111
* 1978-10-14Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act, USPL|95|461, USStat|92|1268
* 1978-10-24Airline Deregulation Act, USPL|95|504, USStat|92|1705
* 1978-10-25Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, USPL|95|511, USStat|92|1783
* 1978-10-26Ethics in Government Act, USPL|95|521, USStat|92|1824
* 1978-10-27Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act, USPL|95|253, USStat|92|1887
* 1978-10-31Pregnancy Discrimination Act, USPL|95|555, USStat|92|2076
* 1978-11-01Contract Disputes Act, USPL|95|563, USStat|92|2383
* 1978-11-06Bankruptcy Act of 1978, USPL|95|598, USStat|92|2549
* 1978-11-09National Energy Conservation Policy Act, USPL|95|619, USStat|92|3206

96th United States Congress

* 1979-09-27Panama Canal Act of 1979, USPL|96|70, USStat|93|452
* 1979-10-17Department of Education Organization Act, USPL|96|88, USStat|93|668
* 1980-03-17Refugee Act, USPL|96|212, USStat|94|102
* 1980-09-19Regulatory Flexibility Act, USPL|96|354, USStat|94|1164
* 1980-09-29Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1980, USPL|96|366, USStat|94|1322
* 1980-10-14Staggers Act, USPL|96|448, USStat|94|1895
* 1980-12-02Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, USPL|96|487, USStat|94|2371
* 1980-12-11Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), USPL|96|510, USStat|94|2767
* 1980-12-11Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, USPL|96|511, USStat|94|2812
* 1980-12-12Bayh-Dole Act, USPL|96|517, USStat|94|3018

1981 to 1991

97th United States Congress

* 1981-08-13Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA or Kemp-Roth Tax Cut), USPL|97|34, USStat|95|172
* 1981-08-13Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, USPL|97|35, USStat|95|357
* 1982-09-20Bus Regulatory Reform Act, USPL|97|261, USStat|96|1102
* 1982-10-13Job Training Partnership Act, USPL|97|300, USStat|96|1322
* 1982-10-15Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act, USPL|97|320, USStat|96|1469
* 1983-01-06Surface Transportation Assistance Act, USPL|97|424, USStat|96|2140
* 1983-01-07Nuclear Waste Policy Act, USPL|97|425, USStat|96|2201

98th United States Congress

* 1984-09-28Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, USPL|98|435, USStat|98|1678
* 1984-10-12Comprehensive Crime Control Act, USPL|98|473, title II, USStat|98|1976

99th United States Congress

* 1985-11-08 - Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 USPL|99|145. Of particular note is the authorization to destroy stockpiles of lethal chemical weapons in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty (Title XIV, Part B).
* 1985-12-12 — Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget Act) USPL|99|177 (title II), USStat|99|1038
* 1985-12-17Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, USPL|99|185, USStat|99|1177
* 1986-04-07Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) including Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, USPL|99|272, USStat|100|82
* 1986-10-01Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 (Defense Reorganization), USPL|99|433, USStat|100|992
* 1986-10-02Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, USPL|99|440, USStat|100|1086, USBill|99|H.R.|4868
* 1986-11-06Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Simpson-Mazzoli Act), USPL|99|603, USBill|99|S.|1200
* 1986-10-17Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, USPL|99|499 (title III), USStat|100|1728
* 1986-10-21Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, USPL|99|508, USStat|100|1848
* 1986-10-22Tax Reform Act of 1986, USPL|99|514, USStat|100|2085
* 1986-10-27Anti-Drug Abuse Act, USPL|99|570, USStat|100|3207
* 1986-10-31Age Discrimination in Employment Act, USPL|99|572, USStat|100|3342
* 1986-11-17Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (WRDA86), USPL|99|662

100th United States Congress

* 1987-04-02Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act, USPL|100|17, USStat|101|132
* 1987-07-22McKinney-Vento Act, USPL|100|77, USStat|101|482
* 1987-08-20Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987, USPL|100|107, USStat|101|724
* 1987-09-29 — Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget Act), USPL|100|119, USStat|101|754
* 1988 January 6 — Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, USPL|100|233, USStat|101|1568
* 1987 January 7 — Computer Security Act of 1987, USPL|100|235, USStat|101|1724
* 1988-07-01Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, USPL|100|360, USStat|102|683
* 1988-08-10Civil Liberties Act, USPL|100|383, USStat|101|904
* 1988-10-13Family Support Act, USPL|100|485, USStat|102|2343
* 1988-10-17Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, USPL|100|497, USStat|102|2467
* 1988-10-25Department of Veterans Affairs Act, USPL|100|527, USStat|102|2635
* 1988-11-17Water Resources Development Act of 1988 (WRDA 1988), USPL|100|676
* 1988-11-18Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, USPL|100|690, including: Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act (title VII, subtitle N, USStat|102|4485), Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act (title VIII, §8001(a)(3), USStat|102|4518))

101st United States Congress

* 1989-04-10Whistleblower Protection Act, USPL|101|12, USStat|103|16
* 1990 — Water Resources Development Act 1990 (WRDA90), USPL|101|64
* 1989-10-28Flag Protection Act of 1989, USPL|101|131, USStat|103|777
* 1990-07-26Americans with Disabilities Act, USPL|101|336, USStat|104|327
* 1990-11-05Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (including Human Genome Project funding), USPL|101|508, USStat|104|1388
* 1990-11-12Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (WRDA 1990), USPL|101|640
* 1990-11-15Administrative Dispute Resolution Act, USPL|101|552, USStat|104|2736
* 1990-11-16Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, USPL|101|601, USStat|104|3048
* 1990-11-29Negotiated Rulemaking Act, USPL|101|648, USStat|104|4969
* 1990-11-29Immigration Act of 1990, USPL|101|649, USStat|104|4978
* 1990-12-01Judicial Improvements Act of 1990, USPL|101|650, including Visual Artists Rights Act (title VI), USStat|104|5128

1991 to 2001

102nd United States Congress

* 1991-11-21Civil Rights Act of 1991, USPL|102|166, USStat|105|1071
* 1991-12-09High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991, USPL|102|194
* 1991-12-18Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, USPL|102|240
* 1992-10-09Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992, USPL|102|404, USStat|106|1969
* 1992-10-23Weapons of Mass Destruction Control Act, USPL|102|484 (div. A, title XV), USStat|106|2567
* 1992-10-31Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (WRDA 1992), USPL|102|580

103rd United States Congress

* February 5, 1993 — Family and Medical Leave Act, USPL|103|3, USStat|107|6
* May 20, 1993 — National Voter Registration Act of 1993, USPL|103|31, USStat|107|77
* August 10, 1993 — Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, USPL|103|66, USStat|107|312
* November 16, 1993 — Religious Freedom Restoration Act, USPL|103|141, USStat|107|1488
* November 30, 1993 — Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Bill), USPL|103|159, title I, USStat|107|1536
* November 30, 1993 — National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, USPL|103|160, USStat|107|1670, (including §574, Don't ask, don't tell)
* December 8, 1993 — North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, USPL|103|182, USStat|107|2057
* May 26, 1994 — Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, USPL|103|259, USStat|108|694
* September 13, 1994 — Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (including the Violence Against Women Act), USPL|103|322, USStat|108|1796

104th United States Congress

* 1995-01-23Congressional Accountability Act, USPL|104|1, USStat|109|3
* 1995-11-28National Highway Designation Act, USPL|104|59, USStat|109|568
* 1995-12-19Lobbying Disclosure Act, USPL|104|65, USStat|109|691
* 1995-12-22Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, USPL|104|67, USStat|109|737
* 1996-02-08Telecommunications Act of 1996 (including the Communications Decency Act), USPL|104|104, USStat|110|56
* 1996-03-12Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 (Helms-Burton Act), USPL|104|114, USStat|110|785
* 1996-04-09Line Item Veto Act, USPL|104|130, USStat|110|1200
* 1996-04-24Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, USPL|104|132, USStat|110|1214
* 1996-07-30Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, USPL|104|168, USStat|110|1452
* 1996-08-03National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act, USPL|104|169, USStat|110|1482
* 1996-08-20 — Small Business Job Protection Act, USPL|104|188, USStat|110|1755
* 1996-08-21Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), USPL|104|191, USStat|110|1936
* 1996-08-22Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (Welfare Reform Act), USPL|104|193, USStat|110|2105
* 1996-09-21Defense of Marriage Act, USPL|104|199, USStat|110|2419
* 1996-09-30Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, USPL|104|208, USStat|110|3001
* 1996-10-01Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, USPL|104|210, USStat|110|3011
* 1996-10-12Water Resources Development Act of 1996, USPL|104|303, USStat|110|3658

105th United States Congress

* August 5, 1997 — Balanced Budget Act of 1997, USPL|105|33, USStat|111|251
* August 5, 1997 — Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, USPL|105|34, USStat|111|788
* June 9, 1998 — Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, USPL|105|178, USStat|112|107
* July 22, 1998 — Taxpayer Bill of Rights III, USPL|105|206, title III, USStat|112|726
* August 7, 1998 — Workforce Investment Act, USPL|105|220, USStat|112|936
* October 21, 1998 — Child Online Privacy Protection Act, USPL|105|277, div. C, title XIV, USStat|112|2681
* October 27, 1998 — Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, USPL|105|298, title I, USStat|112|2827
* October 28, 1998 — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (including the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act), USPL|105|304, USStat|112|2860
* October 31, 1998 — Iraq Liberation Act, USPL|105|338, USStat|112|3178

106th United States Congress

* May 21, 1999 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Kosovo operations), USPL|106|31, USStat|113|57
* 17 Aug 1999 — Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (WRDA 1999) USPL|106|53
* November 12, 1999 — Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, USPL|106|102, USStat|113|1338
* November 29, 1999 — American Inventors Protection Act (including Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act), USPL|106|113, USStat|113|1536
* March 14, 2000 — Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000, USPL|106|178, USStat|114|38
* 2000-04-05Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, USPL|106|181, USStat|114|61
* May 18, 2000 — African Growth and Opportunity Act, USPL|106|200, USStat|114|251
* June 30, 2000 — Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, USPL|106|229, USStat|114|464
* 2000-08-07Oceans Act, USPL|106|256, USStat|114|644
* September 22, 2000 — Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, USPL|106|274, USStat|114|803
* 2000-10-17Children's Health Act, USPL|106|310, USStat|114|1101
* October 30, 2000 — Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, USPL|106|390, USStat|114|1552
* 2000-12-11Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (WRDA 2000), USPL|106|541, USStat|114|2572
* 2000-12-21Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, USPL|106|554, USStat|114|2763A (as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001)

2001 to present

107th United States Congress

* 2001-06-07Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, USPL|107|16, USStat|115|38
* 2001-10-26Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism ("USA PATRIOT") Act, USPL|107|56, USStat|115|272
* January 8, 2002— No Child Left Behind Act, USPL|107|110, USStat|115|1425
* January 11, 2002 — Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, USPL|107|118, USStat|115|2356
* 2002-03-09Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act, USPL|107|147, USStat|116|21
* 2002-03-27Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold), USPL|107|155, USStat|116|81
* 2002-05-13Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, USPL|107|171, USStat|116|134
* 2002-07-30Sarbanes-Oxley Act, USPL|107|204, USStat|116|745
* 2002-08-06Trade Act of 2002, USPL|107|210, USStat|116|933
* 2002-10-16Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, USPL|107|243, USStat|116|1497
* 2002-10-21Sudan Peace Act, USPL|107|245, USStat|116|1504
* 2002-10-29Help America Vote Act, USPL|107|252, USStat|116|1666
* 2002-11-25Homeland Security Act, USPL|107|296, USStat|116|2135
* 2002-12-17E-Government Act of 2002, USPL|107|347, USStat|116|2899

108th United States Congress

* 2003-03-11Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003, USPL|108|10, USStat|117|557
* 2003-04-30PROTECT (Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today) Act, including Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, USPL|108|21, USStat|117|650
* 2003-05-28Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, USPL|108|27, USStat|117|752
* 2003-09-04Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, USPL|108|79, USStat|117|972
* 2003-10-28Check 21 Act, USPL|108|100, USStat|117|1177
* 2003-11-05Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, USPL|108|105, USStat|117|1201
* 2003-11-25Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, USPL|108|173, USStat|117|2066
* 2003-12-04Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, USPL|108|159, USStat|117|1952
* 2003-12-12Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act, USPL|108|175, USStat|117|2481
* 2003-12-16CAN-SPAM Act, USPL|108|187, USStat|117|2699
* 2004-03-25Unborn Victims of Violence Act (Laci and Conner's Law), USPL|108|212, USStat|118|567
* 2004-06-30Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act, USPL|108|264, USStat|118|711
* 2004-07-07GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004, USPL|108|271, USStat|118|811
* 2004-10-16Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, USPL|108|332, USStat|118|1282
* 2004-10-18North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, USPL|108|333, USStat|118|1287
* 2004-10-20Belarus Democracy Act of 2004, USPL|108|347, USStat|118|1383
* 2004-12-17Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, USPL|108|458, USStat|118|3637

109th United States Congress

* 2005-02-17Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, USPL|109|2, USStat|118|4
* 2005-03-21Theresa Marie Schiavo's law, USPL|109|3, USStat|119|15
* 2005-04-20Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, USPL|109|8, USStat|119|23
* 2005-04-27Family Entertainment and Copyright Act, USPL|109|9, USStat|119|218
* 2005-07-28Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA Implementation Act), USPL|109|53, USStat|119|462
* 2005-07-29Energy Policy Act of 2005, USPL|109|58, USStat|119|594
* 2005-08-10 — , USPL|109|59, USStat|119|1144
* 2005-10-26Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, USPL|109|92, USStat|119|2095
* 2005-12-01Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005, USPL|109|118, USStat|119|2527
* 2005-12-22Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, USPL|109|145, USStat|119|2664
* 2005-12-30Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, USPL|109|148, USStat|119|2680 (including McCain Detainee Amendment (USBill|109|SA|1977)
* 2006-02-08Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, USPL|109|171, USStat|120|4, including title II, subtitle B: Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act, USStat|110|9
* 2006-05-17Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, USPL|109|222, USStat|120|345
* 2006-05-29Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act, USPL|109|228, USStat|120|387
* 2006-07-27Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, USPL|109|248, USStat|120|587
* 2006-09-26Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, USPL|109|282, USStat|120|1186
* 2006-10-13Safe Port Act, USPL|109|347, USStat|120|1884, including title VIII, Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006
* 2006-10-17Military Commissions Act of 2006, USPL|109|366, USStat|120|2600
* 2006-10-26Secure Fence Act of 2006, USPL|109|367, USStat|120|2638
* 2006-12-19Combating Autism Act, USPL|109|416
* 2006-12-20Tax Relief and Health Act of 2006, USPL|109|432, USStat|120|292

110th United States Congress

* 2007-02-02House Page Board Revision Act of 2007, USPL|110|2, USStat|121|4
* 2007-05-25U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, USPL|110|28, USStat|121|112, including Title VIII: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, USStat|121|188
* 2007-06-14Preserving United States Attorney Independence Act of 2007, USPL|110|34, USStat|121|224
* 2007-07-26Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007, USPL|110|49, USStat|121|246
* 2007-08-03Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, USPL|110|53, USStat|121|266
* 2007-08-05Protect America Act of 2007, USPL|110|55, USStat|121|552
* 2007-09-14Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, USPL|110|81, USStat|121|735
* 2007-11-08Water Resources Development Act of 2007, USPL|110|114, USStat|121|1041
* 2007-12-19Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, USPL|110|140, USStat|121|1492
* 2007-02-13Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, USPL|110|185, USStat|122|613
* 2008-05-21Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, USPL|110|233, USStat|122|881
* 2008-05-22Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 ("2007 Farm Bill"), USPL|110|234, USStat|122|923
*June 30, 2008 — Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, USPL|110|252, USStat|122|2323, including Title V: Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 ("G.I. Bill 2008")
*July 10, 2008 — FISA Amendments Act of 2008, USPL|110|261, USStat|122|2436
*July 29, 2008 — Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008, USPL|110|286 USStat|122|2632
*July 30, 2008 — Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, USPL|110|289, USStat|122|2654

See also

* List of sources of law in the United States
* List of Uniform Acts (United States)
* Lists by subject
** Agriculture: United States Department of Agriculture#Related legislation
** Civil Rights: Civil Rights Act
** Defense: United States Department of Defense#Related legislation
** Drugs: Office of National Drug Control Policy#Legislation
** Energy: United States Department of Energy#Related legislation and Energy_law#Federal_laws
** Health and Human Services: United States Department of Health and Human Services#Related legislation
** Judiciary: Judiciary Act
** Labor: United States Department of Labor#Related legislation
** Social Security: List of Social Security legislation (United States)
** Taxation: List of tariffs, , and
** Transportation: United States Department of Transportation#Related legislation
** Veterans Affairs: United States Department of Veterans Affairs#Related legislation
** Water Resources, Navigation, Environmental Regulation: United States Army Corps of Engineers#Public Laws affecting the Corps of Engineers (partial)

Sources

* [http://assembler.law.cornell.edu/uscode/topn/ Acts listed by popular name] , via Cornell University
* Statutes at Large
** [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsllink.html Volumes 1 through 18, 1789–1875] , via Library of Congress
* Public laws
** [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plaws/index.html Current Congress only] , via the U.S. Government Printing Office
** [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plaws/browse.html 104th Congress through current Congress] , via the U.S. Government Printing Office
* U.S. Code
** [http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/#TITLES U.S. Code] , via Cornell University
** [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/browse.html U.S. Code] , via the U.S. Government Printing Office
** [http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/toc.html U.S. Code] , via FindLaw.com
*Brian K. Landsberg (ed), "Major Acts of Congress". MacMillan Reference Books (December 2003) ISBN 0-02-865749-7

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