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Finding Publications January 30, 2020 – Quick links to statutes, compilations, and related documents


The following are quick links to some of the frequently requested legislative measures enacted by the U.S. Congress. We plan to update this list over time. Please let us know what should be added and check back in the future for updates. Included below, as applicable for each law, are links to:

  • The original statute.
  • Where the law is codified in the U.S. Code unless the legislation was codified in multiple places in the Code. If available, the Related Documents link may include links to places in the Code referenced by the law.
  • A compilation of the statute as amended. These are compilations of public laws, as amended, and are unofficial documents that should not be cited as legal evidence of the law. Learn more.
  • Related documents as displayed on the law's Details page. If available, related documents may include related bill versions, bill history, Congressional Reports, Presidential Signing Statements and Remarks, Statute, and U.S. Code documents that reference the legislation.
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Animal Welfare Act of 1966 | 80 Stat. 350 | 7 U.S.C. § 2131 et seq. | Article

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 | 123 Stat. 115 | Related Documents

Americans with Disabilities Act | 104 Stat. 327 | Statute Compilation | Article

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act | 88 Stat. 4 | Statute Compilation

Civil Rights Act of 1964 | 78 Stat. 241 | Statute Compilation | Article

Consumer Credit Protection Act | 82 Stat. 146 | 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq. | Statute Compilation

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act | 124 Stat. 1376 | Statute Compilation Related Documents

Fair Housing Act (Titles VIII through IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) | 82 Stat. 73 | Statute Compilation

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) | 107 Stat. 6 | Statute Compilation | 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.

Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 | 70 Stat. 374 | Article

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) | 80 Stat. 250 | 5 U.S.C. § 552

Higher Education Act of 1965 | 79 Stat. 1219 | 20 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. | Statute Compilation

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) | 110 Stat. 1936 | Related Documents Article

Social Security Amendments of 1965 (Creation of Medicare and Medicaid) | 79 Stat. 286 | Article

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | 124 Stat. 119 | Statute Compilation | Related Documents

Social Security Act of 1935 | Statute Compilations | Article

Voting Rights Act of 1965 | 79 Stat. 437 | Statute Compilation | Article

Wilderness Act | 78 Stat. 890 | 16 U.S.C. § 1131 et seq. | Article