A List of Federal Laws


A List of Federal Laws

Federal laws are the laws of the central government of a United States as a federation, distinct from state laws in that they apply to all states as opposed to only a single local state. This is a list of federal laws that have been enacted.

A List of Federal Laws
April 23, 1784 — Northwest Ordinance of 1784
May 21, 1785 — Land Ordinance of 1785
July 13, 1787 — Ordinance of 1787: The Northwest Territorial Government (“Northwest Ordinance”)
July 4, 1789 — Hamilton Tariff
September 24, 1789 — Judiciary Act of 1789
March 1, 1790 — Census of 1790
March 26, 1790 — Naturalization Act of 1790
April 10, 1790 — Patent Act
May 26, 1790 — Southwest Ordinance
May 31, 1790 — Copyright Act of 1790
July 6, 1790 — Residence Act
July 22, 1790 — Indian Intercourse Act of 1790
February 25, 1791 — First Bank of the United States
March 3, 1791 — Whiskey Act
February 20, 1792 — Postal Service Act
April 2, 1792 — Coinage Act of 1792
May 2, 1792 — First Militia Act of 1792
May 8, 1792 — Second Militia Act of 1792
February 12, 1793 — Fugitive Slave Law of 1793
March 2, 1793 — Judiciary Act of 1793 (including Anti-Injunction Act)
March 27, 1794 — Naval Act of 1794
January 29, 1795 — Naturalization Act of 1795
April 30, 1798 — The U.S. Department of the Navy was established
June 18, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act to establish a uniform rule of naturalization (Naturalization Act of 1798)
June 25, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act concerning Aliens
July 6, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act respecting Alien Enemies
July 9, 1798 — Act Further to Protect the Commerce of the United States
July 11, 1798 — The Marine Corps was established
July 14, 1798 — Alien and Sedition Acts: An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States (Sedition Act)
February 13, 1801 — Judiciary Act of 1801
February 27, 1801 — District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801
April 29, 1802 — Judiciary Act of 1802
April 30, 1802 — Enabling Act of 1802
March 29, 1806 — Cumberland Road
March 2, 1807 — Slave Trade Prohibition Act
December 22, 1807 — Embargo Act of 1807
March 1, 1809 — Non-Intercourse Act
May 1, 1810 — Macon’s Bill Number 2
April 10, 1816 — Second Bank of the United States
April 4, 1818 — Flag Act of 1818
April 18, 1818 — Navigation Act of 1818
March 6, 1820 — Missouri Compromise
April 24, 1820 — Land Act of 1820
January 7, 1824 — Tariff of 1824
May 24, 1828 — Tariff of Abominations
May 28, 1830 — Indian Removal Act
July 14, 1832 — Tariff of 1832
March 2, 1833 — Compromise Tariff (Tariff of 1833)
March 2, 1833 — Force Bill
April 19, 1841 — Bankruptcy Act of 1841
September 4, 1841 — Preemption Act of 1841
August 30, 1842 — Tariff of 1842 (“Black Tariff”)
July 9, 1846 – District of Columbia retrocession
July 30, 1846 — Walker tariff
March 3, 1849 — Coinage Act of 1849
September 9, 1850 — Compromise of 1850
September 18, 1850 — Fugitive Slave Act
September 29, 1850 — Donation Land Claim Act
May 30, 1854 — Kansas-Nebraska Act
August 18, 1856 — Guano Islands Act
March 2, 1861 — Morrill tariff
August 5, 1861 — Revenue Act of 1861
August 6, 1861 — Confiscation Act of 1861
February 25, 1862 — Legal Tender Act of 1862
May 20, 1862 — Homestead Act
July 1, 1862 — Revenue Act of 1862
July 1, 1862 — Pacific Railway Act
July 2, 1862 — Morrill Land Grant Colleges Act
July 17, 1862 — Militia Act
February 25, 1863 — National Banking Act
March 2, 1863 — False Claims Act
March 3, 1863 — Enrollment Act
April 22, 1864 — Coinage Act of 1864
March 3, 1865 — Freedman’s Bureau
April 9, 1866 — Civil Rights Act of 1866
July 23, 1866 — Judicial Circuits Act
March 2, 1867 — Reconstruction Act
March 2, 1867 — Tenure of Office Act
March 23, 1867
July 19, 1867, ch
March 11, 1868, ch
April 10, 1869 — Judiciary Act of 1869 (Circuit Judges Act of 1869)
May 31, 1870 — Force Act of 1870
July 14, 1870 — Naturalization Act of 1870
February 21, 1871 — District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871
April 20, 1871 — Ku Klux Act (Civil Rights Act of 1871
March 1, 1872 — Yellowstone Act
May 10, 1872 — General Mining Act of 1872
May 22, 1872 — Amnesty Act
June 1, 1872 — Practice Conformity Act (precursor to the Rules Enabling Act)
February 12, 1873 — Coinage Act of 1873
March 3, 1873 — Comstock Act
March 3, 1873 — Timber Culture Act
June 23, 1874 — Poland Act
January 14, 1875 — Specie Payment Resumption Act
March 1, 1875 — Civil Rights Act of 1875
March 3, 1875 — Page Act of 1875
February 28, 1878 — Bland-Allison Act (Coinage Act (Silver Dollar))
April 29, 1878 — National Quarantine Act
June 3, 1878 — Timber and Stone Act
June 18, 1878 — Posse Comitatus Act
May 6, 1882 — Chinese Exclusion Act
January 16, 1883 — Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act
February 4, 1887 — Interstate Commerce Act
February 8, 1887 — Indian General Allotment Act (“Dawes Act”)
March 2, 1887 — Hatch Act of 1887
March 3, 1887 — Tucker Act
February 22, 1889 — Enabling Act of 1889
July 2, 1890 — Sherman Antitrust Act
July 14, 1890 — Sherman Silver Purchase Act
August 30, 1890 – Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1890
October 1, 1890 — McKinley Tariff
1891 — Forest Reserve Act of 1891
March 3, 1891 — Land Revision Act of 1891
May 5, 1892 — Geary Act
August 27, 1894 — Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act
July 24, 1897 — Dingley tariff
July 1, 1898 — Bankruptcy Act of 1898
7 July 1898 — Newlands Resolution
March 3, 1899— Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899
March 14, 1900 — Gold Standard Act
April 2, 1900 — Foraker Act
March 3, 1901 — Anarchist Exclusion Act
June 17, 1902 — Newlands Reclamation Act (National Irrigation Act
June 28, 1902 — Isthmian Canal Act (Panama Canal)
January 21, 1903 — Militia Act of 1903 (Dick Act)
February 11, 1903 — Expediting Act
February 19, 1903 — Elkins Act
June 1, 1906 — Federal Employers’ Liability Act
June 8, 1906 — American Antiquities Act (National Monument Act)
June 29, 1906 — Hepburn Act
June 30, 1906 — Pure Food and Drug Act
March 4, 1907 — Meat Inspection Act
May 30, 1908 — Aldrich-Vreeland Act
August 5, 1909 — Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
June 18, 1910 — Mann-Elkins Act
June 25, 1910 — Mann Act
August 8, 1911 — Public Law 62-5
August 24, 1912 — Lloyd-La Follette Act
October 3, 1913 — Revenue Act of 1913
December 23, 1913 — Federal Reserve Act
May 8, 1914 — Smith-Lever Act
September 26, 1914 — Federal Trade Commission Act
October 15, 1914 — Clayton Antitrust Act
December 17, 1914 — Harrison Narcotics Tax Act
July 17, 1916 — Federal Farm Loan Act
August 25, 1916 — National Park Service Act
September 1, 1916 — Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916
September 3, 1916 — Adamson Act
September 8, 1916 — Revenue Act of 1916
February 5, 1917 — Immigration Act of 1917 (Barred Zone Act)
February 23, 1917 — Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act
March 1, 1917 — Flood Control Act of 1917
March 2, 1917 — Jones-Shafroth Act
April 24, 1917 — 1st Liberty Loan Act
May 12, 1917 — Enemy Vessel Confiscation Joint Resolution
May 12, 1917 — 1st Army Appropriations Act of 1917
May 18, 1917 — Selective Service Act of 1917
May 29, 1917 — Esch Car Service Act of 1917
June 15, 1917 — 2nd Army Appropriations Act of 1917
June 15, 1917 — Search Warrant Act of 1917
June 15, 1917 — Emergency Shipping Fund Act of 1917
June 15, 1917 — Espionage Act of 1917
August 8, 1917 — River and Harbors Act of 1917
August 10, 1917 — Priority of Shipments Act of 1917
August 10, 1917 — Obstruction of Interstate Commerce Act of 1917
August 10, 1917 — Food and Fuel Control Act (Lever Act)
August 14, 1917 — Grain Standards Act of 1917
October 1, 1917 — 2nd Liberty Loan Act
October 1, 1917 — Aircraft Board Act of 1917
October 3, 1917 — War Revenue Act of 1917
October 5, 1917 — Repatriation Act of 1917
October 6, 1917 — Explosives Act of 1917
October 6, 1917 — International Emergency Economic Powers Act (Trading with the Enemy Act)
October 6, 1917 — War Risk Insurance Act of 1917
October 6, 1917 — Smoot Amendment
December 26, 1917 — Federal Possession and Control Act
February 24, 1918 — Revenue Act of 1918
March 8, 1918 — Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act
March 19, 1918 — Standard Time Act (Calder Act)
March 19, 1918 — Daylight Savings Act (Borland-Calder Act)
March 21, 1918 — Federal Control Act of 1918
April 4, 1918 — 3rd Liberty Loan Act
April 5, 1918 — War Finance Corporation Act
April 10, 1918 — Webb-Pomerene Act
April 18, 1918 — American Forces Abroad Indemnity Act
April 20, 1918 — Destruction of War Materials Act
May 9, 1918 — Alien Naturalization Act
May 16, 1918 — Housing For War Needs Act
May 16, 1918 — Sedition Act of 1918
May 20, 1918 — Departmental Reorganization Act (Overman Act)
May 22, 1918 — Passport Control Act
May 22, 1918 — Entry and Departure Controls Act
May 31, 1918 — Saulsbury Resolution
June 27, 1918 — Veterans Rehabilitation Act (Smith-Sears Act)
June 27, 1918 — Industrial Aid Act (Fess Act)
July 3, 1918 — Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
July 9, 1918 — Army Appropriations Act of 1918
July 9, 1918 — 4th Liberty Loan Act
July 9, 1918 — Public Health and Research Act of 1918 (Chamberlain-Kahn Act)
July 18, 1918 — Charter Rate and Requisition Act of 1918
July 18, 1918 — River and Harbors Act of 1918
October 16, 1918 — Immigration Act of October 16
October 16, 1918 — Corrupt Practices Act of 1918 (Gerry Act)
November 7, 1918 — National Bank Consolidation Act of 1918
November 21, 1918 — War-Time Prohibition Act
February 24, 1919 — Revenue Act of 1919
February 24, 1919 — Child Labor Act of 1919
February 26, 1919 — Grand Canyon Park Act of 1919
February 26, 1919 — Acadia National Park Act of 1919
March 2, 1919 — River and Harbors Act of 1919
March 2, 1919 — War Minerals Relief Act of 1919 (Dent Act)
March 3, 1919 — Hospitalization Act of 1919
March 3, 1919 — War Risk Insurance Act of 1919
March 3, 1919 — 5th Liberty Loan Act
March 4, 1919 — Wheat Price Guarantee Act (Lever Act
October 18, 1919 — National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act)
February 25, 1920 — Mineral Leasing Act
February 28, 1920 — Esch-Cummins Act
1921-05-19 — Emergency Quota Act (Johnson Quota Act)
1921-05-27 — Emergency Tariff of 1921
1921-08-24 — Future Trading Act
1921-11-23 — Revenue Act of 1921
1922-09-21 — Fordney-McCumber tariff
1922-09-21 — Grain Futures Act
1922-09-22 — Cable Act (Married Women’s Citizenship Act)
1924-05-19 — World War Adjusted Compensation Act (Bonus Bill)
1924-05-26 — Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reed Act)
1924-06-02 — Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 (Snyder Act)
1924-06-02 — Revenue Act of 1924 (Mellon tax bill)
1924-06-07 — Clarke-McNary Act
1926-02-26 — Revenue Act of 1926
1926-05-20 — Railway Labor Act
May 15, 1928 — Flood Control Act of 1928
May 29, 1928 — Revenue Act of 1928
1929-02-18 – Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1929-06-15 – Agriculture Marketing Act
1929-06-18 – Reapportionment Act of 1929
1930-06-17 – Hawley-Smoot Tariff
1931-03-03 – Davis-Bacon Act
1932-01-22 — Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act
1932-03-23 — Norris-LaGuardia Act
1932-06-06 — Revenue Act of 1932
1932-07-22 — Federal Home Loan Bank Act
1933-02-17 — Blaine Act
1933-03-03 — Buy American Act
March 9, 1933 — Emergency Banking Relief Act
March 20, 1933 — Economy Act
March 31, 1933 — Civilian Conservation Corps Reforestation Relief Act
1933-05-12 — Federal Emergency Relief Act
May 12, 1933 — Agricultural Adjustment Act
May 18, 1933 — Tennessee Valley Authority Act
May 27, 1933 — Securities Act
June 13, 1933 — Home Owners’ Loan Corporation
June 16, 1933 — Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933)
June 16, 1933 — National Industrial Recovery Act
June 16, 1933 — Farm Credit Administration
March 24, 1934 — Tydings-McDuffie Act (Philippine Independence Act)
May 14, 1934 — Johnson Act
June 6, 1934 — Securities Exchange Act
June 12, 1934 — Reciprocal Tariff Act
June 18, 1934 — Indian Reorganization Act
1934-06-19 — Rules Enabling Act
1934-06-19 — Communications Act of 1934
1934-06-19 — National Archives Act
1934-06-26 — Federal Credit Union Act
1934-06-26 — National Firearms Act of 1934
1934-06-27 — National Housing Act
1935-04-27 — Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act
1935-07-05 — National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act)
1935-08-09 — Motor Carrier Act
1935-08-14 — Social Security Act
1935-08-26 — Public Utility Act (including: Title I: Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935
1935-08-30 — Revenue Act of 1935
1935-08-31 — Neutrality Act of 1935
1936-02-29 — Neutrality Act of 1936
1936-05-20 — Rural Electrification Act
1936-06-15 — Commodities Exchange Act
1936-06-19 — Robinson Patman Act
1936-06-22 — Flood Control Act of 1936
1936-06-29 — Merchant Marine Act
1936-06-30 — Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act
1937-06-03 — Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act
1937-08-25 — National Cancer Institute Act
1937 — Neutrality Acts of 1937
1937-08-17 — Miller-Tydings Act
1938-03-21 — Wheeler-Lea Act
1938-06-08 — Foreign Agents Registration Act
1938-06-21 — Natural Gas Act
1938-06-25 — Civil Aeronautics Act
1938-06-25 — Fair Labor Standards Act
1938-06-25 — Federal Food
1938-06-25 — Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
1939-04-03 – Reorganization Act of 1939 53 Stat. 561
1939-08-02 — Hatch Act of 1939 (“Hatch Political Activity Act”
1939-11-04 — Neutrality Act of 1939
1940-06-28 — Alien Registration Act (Smith Act)
1940-09-16 — Selective Training and Service Act of 1940
1940-08-22 — Act of August 22
1941-03-11 — Lend Lease Act
1941 — Flood Control Act of 1941
1942-01-30 — Emergency Price Control Act
1943-12-17 — Magnuson Act (Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943)
1944-02-03 — Mustering-out Payment Act
1944-06-22 — Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (G.I. Bill)
1944-06-27 — Veterans’ Preference Act
1944-07-01 — Public Health Service Act
1944-12-22 — Pick-Sloan Flood Control Act
July 31, 1945 — Bretton Woods Agreements Act
July 31, 1945 — Export-Import Bank Act of 1945
December 20, 1945 — United Nations Participation Act
December 28, 1945 — War Brides Act
February 20, 1946 — Employment Act
May 13, 1946 — Federal Airport Act
June 4, 1946 — Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act
June 11, 1946 — Administrative Procedure Act
July 2, 1946 — Luce-Celler Act of 1946
July 3, 1946 — Hobbs Anti-Racketeering Act
July 5, 1946 — Lanham Trademark Act of 1946
August 1, 1946 — Atomic Energy Act
August 2, 1946 — Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
August 2, 1946 — Federal Tort Claims Act
August 2, 1946 — Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946
August 13, 1946 — Foreign Service Act
August 13, 1946 — Hospital Survey and Construction Act (Hill-Burton Act)
August 14, 1946 — Farmers Home Administration Act
1947-05-22 — Truman Doctrine
1947-06-23 — Taft-Hartley Act
1947-07-26 — National Security Act of 1947
1947-08-07 — Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands
1948-01-27 — United States Information and Educational Exchange Act
1948-04-03 — Foreign Assistance Act (Marshall Plan)
1948-04-03 — Greek-Turkish Assistance Act of 1948
1948-05-26 — Civil Air Patrol Act
1948-06-25 — Presidential Succession Act
1948-06-30 — Federal Water Pollution Control Act
1948-07-03 — War Claims Act of 1948
1949-06-20 — Central Intelligence Agency Act
1950-05-05 — Uniform Code of Military Justice
1950-05-10 — National Science Foundation Act
1950-09-23 — McCarran Internal Security Act
1951-01-12 — Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950
1951-10-10 — Mutual Security Act
1952-06-27 — Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran—Walter Act)
1952-07-16 — Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act
1952-07-16 — Federal Coal Mine Safety Act Amendments of 1952
July 3, 1953 — Small Business Act
August 7, 1953 — Refugee Relief Act
August 7, 1953 — Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
August 14, 1953 — Public Law 280
May 13, 1954 — Saint Lawrence Seaway Act
August 12, 1954 — Federal National Mortgage Association Charter Act
August 13, 1954 — Multiple Mineral Development Act
August 16, 1954 — Internal Revenue Code of 1954
August 24, 1954 — Communist Control Act of 1954
1955-06-28 — Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Act
1955-07-14 — Air Pollution Control Act
1955-08-12 — Poliomyelitis Vaccination Assistance Act
1956-07-30 — Health Research Facilities Act
1956 — Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956
1957-08-14 — Airways Modernization Act
1957-09-02 — Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act
1957-09-09 — Civil Rights Act of 1957
1958 — National Aeronautics and Space Act
1958 — Transportation Act of 1958
1958 — Federal Aviation Act
1958-08-28 — Military Construction Appropriation Act (Advanced Research Projects Agency)
1958 — National Defense Education Act
1958 — Department of Defense Reorganization Act
1959-03-18 — Admission of Hawaii Act
1959 — Airport Construction Act
1959-09-14 — Landrum-Griffin Act
1960-05-06 — Civil Rights Act of 1960
1960-09-13 — Social Security Amendments (Kerr-Mill aid)
1960 — Flood Control Act of 1960
1961-05-01 — Area Redevelopment Act
1961-09-04 — Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
1961-09-13 — Interstate Wire Act of 1961
1961-09-21 — Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961
1961-09-22 — Peace Corps Act of 1961
1961-09-26 — Arms Control and Disarmament Act
1961-10-05 — Community Health Services and Facilities Act
1962-03-15 — Manpower Development and Training Act
1962-06-28 — Migration and Refugee Assistance Act
1962-08-31 — Communications Satellite Act of 1962
1962-10-11 — Trade Expansion Act
1962-10-23 — Bribery Act
1962-10-23 — Vaccination Assistance Act
1962 — Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962
1963-06-10 — Equal Pay Act
1963-10-31 — Community Mental Health Centers Act
1963-12-17 — Clean Air Act
1964-07-02 — Civil Rights Act of 1964
1964-07-09 — Urban Mass Transportation Act (Federal Transit Act)
1964-08-20 — Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
1964-08-31 — Food Stamp Act of 1964
1964-09-03 — Wilderness Act
1964-09-03 — Land and Water Conservation Act
1964-09-04 — Nurse Training Act
1965-04-11 — Elementary and Secondary Education Act
1965-07-27 — Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act
1965-07-30 — Social Security Act of 1965 including Medicaid and Medicare
1965-08-06 — Voting Rights Act
1965-08-10 — Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965
1965-08-26 — Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965
1965-09-29 — National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act
1965-10-03 — Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
1965-10-06 — Heart Disease
1965-10-20 — Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Control Act
1965-10-22 — Highway Beautification Act
1965-11-08 — Higher Education Act
1965-11-08 — Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendmens Pub.L. 89-333
1966-04-13 — Uniform Time Act
1966-09-06 — Freedom of Information Act
1966-09-09 — National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
1966-10-15 — National Historic Preservation Act
1966-10-15 — National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act
1966-10-15 — Department of Transportation Act
1966-11-02 — Cuban Adjustment Act
1966-11-03 — Comprehensive Health
1967-04-04 — Supplemental Defense Appropriations Act
1967-11-07 — Public Broadcasting Act
1967-12-15 — Age Discrimination in Employment Act
1967-12-18 — National Park Foundation Act
1968 — Bilingual Education Act
1968-04-11 — Civil Rights Act of 1968
1968-05-29 — Consumer Credit Protection Act
1968-06-19 — Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
1968-06-28 — Uniform Monday Holiday Act
1968-07-21 — Aircraft Noise Abatement Act
1968-08-12 — Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
1968-10-02 — Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
1968-10-02 — National Trails System Act
1968-10-22 — Gun Control Act of 1968
December 30, 1969 — Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
January 1, 1970 — National Environmental Policy Act
May 21, 1970 — Airport and Airway Development Act
September 22, 1970 — District of Columbia Delegate Act Pub.L. 91-405
October 15, 1970 — Organized Crime Control Act
October 26, 1970 — Bank Secrecy Act
October 27, 1970 — Controlled Substances Act
1970 — Postal Reorganization Act (United States Postal Service)
1970 — Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1970
1970 — Rail Passenger Service Act (Amtrak)
December 24, 1970 — Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970
December 24, 1970 — Plant Variety Protection Act
December 29, 1970 — Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
December 31, 1970 — Clean Air Act Extension
December 31, 1970 — Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970
1970 — Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act
1970 — Economic Stabilization Act
1970 — Environmental Quality Improvement Act
1971-06-23 — Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
1971-12-18 — Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
1971-12-23 — National Cancer Act
1972-02-07 — Federal Election Campaign Act
1972-03-24 — Equal Employment Opportunity Act
1972-06-23 — Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act
1972-10-06 — Federal Advisory Committee Act
1972-10-18 — Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972
1972-10-21 — Marine Mammal Protection Act
1972-10-23 — Marine Protection
1972-10-27 — Consumer Product Safety Act
1972-10-27 — Noise Control Act
1972-10-27 — Coastal Zone Management Act
1973-08-13 — Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973
1973-09-26 — Rehabilitation Act
1973-10-01 — Domestic Volunteer Services Act of 1973 (VISTA)
1973-11-03 — Amtrak Improvement Act
1973-11-07 — War Powers Resolution
1973-12-24 — District of Columbia Home Rule Act
1973-12-28 — Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
1973-12-28 — Endangered Species Act
1974-03-07 — Water Resources Development Act of 1974
1974-05-22 — Disaster Relief Act of 1974
1974-05-31 — Research on Aging Act
1974-07-12 — Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
1974-07-25 — Legal Services Corporation Act
1974-08-21 — Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
1974-09-02 — Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
1974-09-07 — Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974
1974-11-26 — National Mass Transportation Assistance Act
1974-12-03 — Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act
1974-12-16 — Safe Drinking Water Act
1974-12-31 — Privacy Act of 1974
1975-01-03 — Trade Act of 1974
1975-01-03 — Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974
1975-01-03 — Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
1975-01-04 — National Health Planning and Resources Development Act
1975-12-23 — Metric Conversion Act
1975-12-23 — Revenue Adjustment Act (Earned Income Tax Credit)
1975-11-29 — Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
1976-02-05 — Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act
1976-09-13 — Government in the Sunshine Act
1976-09-30 — Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act
1976-10-11 — Toxic Substances Control Act
1976-10-12 — Overhaul of vocational education programs Pub.L. 94-482
1976-10-19 — Copyright Act of 1976
1976-10-21 — Federal Land Policy and Management Act
1976-10-21 — Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
1976-10-22 — Water Resources Development Act of 1976
1976-10-22 — National Forest Management Act
1977-08-03 — Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
1977-10-12 — Community Reinvestment Act
1977-12-19 — Unlawful Corporate Payments Act of 1977
1977-12-27 — Clean Water Act
1977-12-28 — International Emergency Economic Powers Act
1978-02-25 — Department of Energy Organization Act
1978-03-10 — Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act
1978-10-13 — Civil Service Reform Act
1978-10-14 — Drug Abuse Prevention
1978-10-24 — Airline Deregulation Act
1978-10-25 — Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
1978-10-26 — Ethics in Government Act
1978-10-27 — Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act
1978-10-31 — Pregnancy Discrimination Act
1978-11-01 — Contract Disputes Act
1978-11-06 — Bankruptcy Act of 1978
1978-11-09 — National Energy Conservation Policy Act
1979-09-27 — Panama Canal Act of 1979
1979-10-17 — Department of Education Organization Act
1980-03-17 — Refugee Act
1980-09-19 — Regulatory Flexibility Act
1980-09-29 — Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1980
1980-10-14 — Staggers Act
1980-12-02 — Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
1980-12-11 — Comprehensive Environmental Response
1980-12-11 — Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
1980-12-12 — Bayh-Dole Act
1981-08-13 — Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA or Kemp-Roth Tax Cut)
1981-08-13 — Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
1982-09-20 — Bus Regulatory Reform Act
1982-10-13 — Job Training Partnership Act
1982-10-15 — Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act
1983-01-06 — Surface Transportation Assistance Act
1983-01-07 — Nuclear Waste Policy Act
1984-09-28 — Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act
1984-10-12 — Comprehensive Crime Control Act
December 12, 1985 — Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget Act) Pub.L. 99-177 (title II)
December 17, 1985 — Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985
April 7, 1986 — Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) including Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
1986-10-01 — Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 (Defense Reorganization)
1986-10-02 — Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act
1986-11-06 — Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Simpson-Mazzoli Act)
1986-10-17 — Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
1986-10-21 — Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
1986-10-22 — Tax Reform Act of 1986
1986-10-27 — Anti-Drug Abuse Act
1986-10-31 — Age Discrimination in Employment Act
1986-11-17 — Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (WRDA86)
1987-04-02 — Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act
1987-07-22 — McKinney-Vento Act
1987-08-20 — Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987
1987-09-29 — Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget Act)
1988 January 6 — Agricultural Credit Act of 1987
1987 January 7 — Computer Security Act of 1987
1988-07-01 — Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act
1988-08-10 — Civil Liberties Act
1988-10-13 — Family Support Act
1988-10-17 — Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
1988-10-25 — Department of Veterans Affairs Act
1988-11-17 — Water Resources Development Act of 1988 (WRDA 1988)
1988-11-18 — Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
1989-04-10 — Whistleblower Protection Act
1990 — Water Resources Development Act 1990 (WRDA90)
1989-10-28 — Flag Protection Act of 1989
1990-07-26 — Americans with Disabilities Act
1990-11-05 — Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (including Human Genome Project funding)
1990-11-12 — Water Resources Development Act of 1990 (WRDA 1990)
1990-11-15 — Administrative Dispute Resolution Act
1990-11-16 — Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
1990-11-29 — Negotiated Rulemaking Act
1990-11-29 — Immigration Act of 1990
1990-12-01 — Judicial Improvements Act of 1990
1991-11-21 — Civil Rights Act of 1991
1991-12-09 — High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991
1991-12-18 — Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
1992-10-09 — Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992
1992-10-23 — Weapons of Mass Destruction Control Act
1992-10-31 — Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (WRDA 1992)
February 5, 1993 — Family and Medical Leave Act
May 20, 1993 — National Voter Registration Act of 1993
August 10, 1993 — Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
November 16, 1993 — Religious Freedom Restoration Act
November 30, 1993 — Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Bill)
November 30, 1993 — National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994
December 8, 1993 — North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
May 26, 1994 — Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
September 13, 1994 — Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (including the Violence Against Women Act)
1995-01-23 — Congressional Accountability Act
1995-11-28 — National Highway Designation Act
1995-12-19 — Lobbying Disclosure Act
1995-12-22 — Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
1996-02-08 — Telecommunications Act of 1996 (including the Communications Decency Act)
1996-03-12 — Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 (Helms-Burton Act)
1996-04-09 — Line Item Veto Act
1996-04-24 — Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
1996-07-30 — Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2
1996-08-03 — National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act
1996-08-20 — Small Business Job Protection Act
1996-08-21 — Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
1996-08-22 — Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (Welfare Reform Act)
1996-09-21 — Defense of Marriage Act
1996-09-30 — Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
1996-10-01 — Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
1996-10-12 — Water Resources Development Act of 1996
August 5, 1997 — Balanced Budget Act of 1997
August 5, 1997 — Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
June 9, 1998 — Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
July 22, 1998 — Taxpayer Bill of Rights III
August 7, 1998 — Workforce Investment Act
October 21, 1998 — Child Online Privacy Protection Act
October 27, 1998 — Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
October 28, 1998 — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (including the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act)
October 31, 1998 — Iraq Liberation Act
May 21, 1999 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Kosovo operations)
17 Aug 1999 — Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (WRDA 1999) Pub.L. 106-53
November 12, 1999 — Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act
November 29, 1999 — American Inventors Protection Act (including Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act)
March 14, 2000 — Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000
2000-04-05 — Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
May 18, 2000 — African Growth and Opportunity Act
June 30, 2000 — Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
2000-08-07 — Oceans Act
September 22, 2000 — Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
2000-10-17 — Children’s Health Act
October 30, 2000 — Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
2000-12-11 — Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (WRDA 2000)
2000-12-21 — Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
2001-06-07 — Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act
2001-10-26 — Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (“USA PATRIOT”) Act
January 8, 2002— No Child Left Behind Act
January 11, 2002 — Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act
2002-03-09 — Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act
2002-03-27 — Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold)
2002-05-13 — Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
2002-07-30 — Sarbanes-Oxley Act
2002-08-06 — Trade Act of 2002
2002-10-16 — Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq
2002-10-21 — Sudan Peace Act
2002-10-29 — Help America Vote Act
2002-11-25 — Homeland Security Act
2002-12-17 — E-Government Act of 2002
2003-03-11 — Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003
2003-04-30 — PROTECT (Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today) Act
2003-05-28 — Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
2003-09-04 — Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
2003-10-28 — Check 21 Act
2003-11-05 — Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
2003-11-25 — Medicare Prescription Drug
2003-12-04 — Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
2003-12-12 — Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act
2003-12-16 — CAN-SPAM Act
2004-03-25 — Unborn Victims of Violence Act (Laci and Conner’s Law)
2004-06-30 — Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act
2004-07-07 — GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004
2004-10-16 — Global Anti-Semitism Review Act
2004-10-18 — North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004
2004-10-20 — Belarus Democracy Act of 2004
2004-12-17 — Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
2005-02-17 — Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
2005-03-21 — Theresa Marie Schiavo’s law
2005-04-20 — Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act
2005-04-27 — Family Entertainment and Copyright Act
2005-07-28 — Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA Implementation Act)
2005-07-29 — Energy Policy Act of 2005
2005-08-10 — Transportation Equity Act of 2005
2005-10-26 — Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
2005-12-01 — Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005
2005-12-22 — Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005
2005-12-30 — Department of Defense Appropriations Act
2006-02-08 — Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
2006-05-17 — Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005
2006-05-29 — Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act
2006-07-27 — Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
2006-09-26 — Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
2006-10-13 — Safe Port Act
2006-10-17 — Military Commissions Act of 2006
2006-10-26 — Secure Fence Act of 2006
2006-12-19 — Combating Autism Act
2006-12-20 — Tax Relief and Health Act of 2006
2007-02-02 — House Page Board Revision Act of 2007
2007-05-25 — U.S. Troop Readiness
2007-06-14 — Preserving United States Attorney Independence Act of 2007
2007-07-26 — Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007
2007-08-03 — Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
2007-08-05 — Protect America Act of 2007
2007-09-14 — Honest Leadership and Open Government Act
2007-11-08 — Water Resources Development Act of 2007
2007-12-19 — Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
2008-02-13 — Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
2008-05-21 — Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
2008-05-22 — Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 (“2007 Farm Bill”)
2008-06-30 — Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008
2008-07-10 — FISA Amendments Act of 2008
2008-07-29 — Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008
2008-07-30 — Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008
2008-10-03 — Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
2009-1-29 — Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
2009-2-4 — Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (SCHIP)
2009-2-17 — American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
2009-3-11 — Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
2009-3-30 — Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
2009-4-21 — Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
2009-5-20 — Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009
2009-5-20 — Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
2009-5-22 — Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009
2009-5-22 — Credit CARD Act of 2009
2009-6-22 — Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
2009-6-24 — Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 including the Car Allowance Rebate System (Cash for Clunkers)
2009-10-28 — National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
2009-11-6 — Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009
2010-2-12 — Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act
2010-3-4 — Travel Promotion Act of 2009
2010-3-18 — Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act
2010-3-23 — Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
2010-3-30 — Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act
2010-5-5 — Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010
2010-6-1 — Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010
2010-6-21 — Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
2010-8-10 — SPEECH Act of 2010
2010-9-27 — Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010
2010-12-8 — Claims Resolution Act of 2010
2010-12-13 — Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
2010-12-17 — Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
2010-12-22 — Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
2011-1-2 — James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
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  1. Nerissa Gieseking says:

    Solid post. I had not consider the linkage rule. I had been linking back and forth without giving a thought. Thanks for the information.

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