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United States Code


What is the U.S. Code?The United States Code is the official, subject matter order, compilation of the Federal laws of a general and permanent nature that are currently in force. In accordance withsection 285b of title 2 of the U.S. Code, the Code is compiled by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. The Code is divided into 50 titles by subject matter. Each title is divided into sections. Sections within a title may be grouped together as subtitles, chapters, subchapters, parts, subparts, or divisions. Titles may also have appendices which may be divided into sections, rules and/or forms.

The subjects covered by the 50 titles of the U.S. Code are:

1. General Provisions2. The Congress3. The President4. Flag and Seal, Seat of Government, and the States5. Government Organization and Employees6. Surety Bonds (repealed by the enactment of Title 31)7. Agriculture8. Aliens and Nationality9. Arbitration10. Armed Forces11. Bankruptcy12. Banks and Banking13. Census14. Coast Guard15. Commerce and Trade16. Conservation17. Copyrights18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure19. Customs Duties20. Education21. Food and Drugs22. Foreign Relations and Intercourse23. Highways24. Hospitals and Asylums25. Indians26. Internal Revenue Code27. Intoxicating Liquors28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure29. Labor30. Mineral Lands and Mining31. Money and Finance32. National Guard33. Navigation and Navigable Waters34. Navy (eliminated by the enactment of Title 10)35. Patents36. Patriotic Societies and Observations37. Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services38. Veterans’ Benefits39. Postal Service40. Public Buildings, Property, and Works41. Public Contracts42. The Public Health and Welfare43. Public Lands44. Public Printing and Documents45. Railroads46. Shipping47. Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs48. Territories and Insular Possessions49. Transportation50. War and National Defense


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