List of United States federal legislation

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This is a chronological, but still incomplete, list of notable United States federal legislation; because Congress has enacted approximately 200–600 statutes during each of 110 biennial terms, more than 20,000 statutes have been enacted since 1789.

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.

Contents:
Publication of the law
Statutes at Large
Sessions and Chapters
Public Laws
Examples

Continental Congress
Years: Congress number
1789–1801: 1 2 3 4 5 6
1801–1811: 7 8 9 10 11
1811–1821: 12 13 14 15 16
1821–1831: 17 18 19 20 21
1831–1841: 22 23 24 25 26
1841–1851: 27 28 29 30 31
1851–1861: 32 33 34 35 36
1861–1871: 37 38 39 40 41
1871–1881: 42 43 44 45 46
1881–1891: 47 48 49 50 51
1891–1901: 52 53 54 55 56
1901–1911: 57 58 59 60 61
1911–1921: 62 63 64 65 66
1921–1931: 67 68 69 70 71
1931–1941: 72 73 74 75 76
1941–1951: 77 78 79 80 81
1951–1961: 82 83 84 85 86
1961–1971: 87 88 89 90 91
1971–1981: 92 93 94 95 96
1981–1991: 97 98 99 100 101
1991–2001: 102 103 104 105 106
2001–present: 107 108 109 110 111
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