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The 2000 edition of the United States Code represents the 75th anniversary of the Code. It is the thirteenth edition of the Code, first published in 1926 with a new edition published every six years since 1934. This edition is a consolidation and codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States in force on January 2, 2001. The only basic differences between this edition and the 1994 edition of the Code are the changes required to incorporate the legislation enacted subsequent to the 1994 edition. This edition was prepared and published under the supervision of John R. Miller, Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives, pursuant to section 285b of Title 2 of the Code, and may be cited “U.S.C. 2000 ed.”
As adopted in 1926, the Code establishes prima facie the general and permanent laws of the United States. Since that time, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel and its predecessors have been engaged in an ongoing effort to revise and codify for enactment into positive law specific titles of the Code. Upon enactment into positive law, those titles became legal evidence of the law contained therein, and provide an updated statement of the law with the elimination of inconsistent, redundant, and obsolete provisions. As indicated in the table of titles, about half of the titles of the Code have been enacted into positive law. When the entire Code is enacted, there will be no need to resort to the numerous volumes of the United States Statutes at Large for general and permanent law.
TABLE OF TITLES AND CHAPTERS
TITLE 1–GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chap. 1. . 2.
Rules of Construction.
actment; Repeals; Sealing of Instru
ments. Code of Laws of United States and Supple
ments; District of Columbia Code and Supplements.
Chap. 21. Civic Achievement Award Program in
Honor of Office of Speaker of House of
Representatives (Repealed]. 22. John C. Stennis Center for Public Service
Training and Development. 22A. Center for Russian Leadership Develop
ment. 23. Government Employee Rights [Transferred
or Repealed). 24. Congressional Accountability. 25. Unfunded Mandates Reform. 26. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities. 27. Sound Recording Preservation by the Li
brary of Congress.
TITLE 2-THE CONGRESS
TITLE 3—THE PRESIDENT
Presidential Elections and Vacancies. Office and Compensation of President. Protection of the President; United States
Secret Service Uniformed Division. Delegation of Functions. Extension of Certain Rights and Protec
tions to Presidential Offices.
TITLE 4FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES
1. Election of Senators and Representatives.
House of Representatives.
Federal Corrupt Practices [Repealed]. 8A. Regulation of Lobbying [Repealed].
Office of Legislative Counsel. 9A. Office of Law Revision Counsel. 9B. Legislative Classification Office [Re
pealed]. 90. Office of Parliamentarian of House of Rep
resentatives. 9D. Office of Senate Legal Counsel. 10. Classification of Employees of House of
Representatives. 10A. Payroll Administration in House of Rep
resentatives. 11. Citizens' Commission on Public Service
and Compensation. 12. Contested Elections. 13. Joint Committee on Congressional Oper
ations [Repealed]. 14. Federal Election Campaigns. 15. Office of Technology Assessment. 16. Congressional Mailing Standards. 17. Congressional Budget Office. 17A. Congressional Budget and Fiscal Oper
ations. 17B. Impoundment Control and Line Item Veto. 18. Legislative Personnel Financial Disclosure
Requirements [Transferred]. 19. Congressional Award Program. 19A. John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award. 20. Emergency Powers To Eliminate Budget
Deficits. Page IX