What is United States Code?

  • (noun): A consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the United States House of Representatives.
    Synonyms: U. S. Code

United States Code

The Code of Laws of the United States of America (variously abbreviated to Code of Laws of the United States, United States Code, U.S. Code, or U.S.C.) is a compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal laws of the United States. It contains 51 titles (along with a further 4 proposed titles). The main edition is published every six years by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives, and cumulative supplements are published annually. The current edition of the code was published in 2006, and according to the US Government Printing Office, is over 200,000 pages long.

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Acts Of The 111th United States Congress - Public Laws - December 2010
... for certain Haitian orphans paroled into the United States after the earthquake of January 12, 2010 111-294 December 9, 2010 Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 Prohibited interstate commerce in animal ... Conrad Astronomy Awards Act as Title 51 of the United States Code 111-315 December 18, 2010 Made changes to the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 regarding non-federal public entities 111-316 December 18 ... December 22, 2010 FOR VETS Act of 2010 Amended chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to include organizations whose membership comprises substantially veterans as recipient organizations for the donation ...
Acts Of The 111th United States Congress - Public Laws - January 2011
... the conservation of sharks 111-349 January 4, 2011 Established a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among ... Act of 2010 Funded research and development to improve the competitiveness of the United States 111-359 January 4, 2011 Named a Postal Service building in Carlstadt, New Jersey for Staff Sergeant Frank T ... January 4, 2011 Amended the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to authorize the Tax Court to appoint employees 111-367 January 4, 2011 Named a Postal Service building in Centreville ...
United States Code - Proposed Titles
... would actually perform two functions moving law from one location in the US Code to another, and to convert it into positive law ...
Laws Of Puerto Rico - Sources of Law - United States Code
... Title 48 of the United States Code outlines the role of the United States Code to United States territories and insular areas such as Puerto Rico ...
Title 50 Of The United States Code
... Title 50 of the United States Code outlines the role of War and National Defense in the United States Code ... With Homing Pigeons Owned by United States Chapter 8 Explosives Manufacture, Distribution, Storage, Use, And Possession Regulated Chapter 9 Aircraft Chapter 10 Helium Gas Chapter 11 ...

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