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List of United States federal legislation

This is a chronological, but still incomplete, list of United States federal legislation. Congress has enacted 200–600 statutes during each of its 115 biennial terms, so that more than 30 000 statutes have been enacted since 1789. At the federal level in the United States, legislation consists 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 passed by Congress after a presidential veto. Legislation is not the only source of regulations with the force of law. However, most executive branch and Judicial Branch regulations must originate in a congressional grant of power. See also: Executive orders of the President. Acts of Congress are published in the United States Statutes at Large. Volumes 1 through 18, which have all the statutes passed from 1789 to 1875, are available on-line at the Library of Congress, here. In the list below, statutes are listed by X Stat. Y, where X is the volume of the Statutes at Large and Y is the page number, as well as either the chapter or Public Law number.

See examples below. Each Congress has two to four sessions. Under the numbering system used from 1789 until 1957, the Acts in each session are numbered sequentially as Chapters; this numbering included both laws applicable to the general public and laws relating to specific individuals, e.g. to grant pensions to disabled veterans. The Militia Act of 1862 of July 17, 1862, Sess. 2, ch. 201, was the 201st Act of the second session of the 37th Congress. The National Banking Act of February 25, 1863, Sess. 3, ch. 58, was the 58th Act of the third session of the 37th Congress. The Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 of October 16, 2004, Pub. L. 108–332, 118 Stat. 1282, was the 332nd Act of Congress passed in the 108th Congress. It can be found in volume 118 of the U. S. Statutes at Large, starting at page 1282; the Help America Vote Act of October 29, 2002, Pub. L. 107–252, 116 Stat. 1666, was the 252nd Act of the 107th Congress. It can be found in volume 116 of the U. S. Statutes at Large, starting at page 1666.

September 22, 1783: Confederation Congress Proclamation of 1783 April 23, 1784: Land Ordinance of 1784 May 21, 1785: Land Ordinance of 1785 July 13, 1787: Ordinance of 1787: The Northwest Territorial Government Authorization bill Appropriations bill List of sources of law in the United States List of Uniform Acts Lists by subject Agriculture: United States Department of Agriculture#Related legislation Civil Rights: Civil Rights Act Defense: United States Department of Defense#Related legislation Drugs: Office of National Drug Control Policy#Legislation and executive orders Energy: United States Department of Energy#Related legislation and Energy law#Federal laws Environment: United States Environmental Protection Agency#Related legislation Health and Human Services: United States Department of Health and Human Services#Related legislation Judiciary: Judiciary Act Labor: United States Department of Labor#Related legislation Slavery: Slave Trade Acts Social Security: List of Social Security legislation Taxation: List of tariffs, Template:US tax acts, Category:United States federal taxation legislation Transportation: United States Department of Transportation#Related legislation Veterans Affairs: United States Department of Veterans Affairs#Related legislation Water Resources, Environmental Regulation: United States Army Corps of Engineers#Public Laws affecting the Corps of Engineers Lists of acts of the United States Congress Acts listed by popular name, via Cornell University Statutes at Large Volumes 1 through 18, 1789–1875, via Library of Congress Volumes 19 through 64, 1875-1950, via Library of Congress Volumes 65 through 125, 1951-2011, via Government Publishing Office Public laws 93rd Congress through current Congress, via U.

S. Code U. S. Code, via Law Revision Counsel of the U. S. House of Representatives U. S. Code, via Cornell University U. S. Code, via the U. S. Government Publishing Office U. S. Code, via Brian K. Landsberg, Major Acts of Congress. MacMillan Reference Books ISBN 0-02-865749-7

USS Moray (SS-300)

USS Moray, a Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the moray, a family of large eels found in crevices of coral reefs in tropical and subtropical oceans. Moray was laid down 21 April 1943 at Cramp Shipbuilding Co. Philadelphia. Frank L. Barrows in command, she departed Philadelphia 31 January 1945, arriving Connecticut, 1 February. After shakedown training there and off Newport, Rhode Island, Moray left New London with Carp and Gillette 14 April for Balboa, Panama, C. Z. arriving 25 April. Underway 5 May, Moray arrived Pearl Harbor 21 May for final training, after which she sailed for the Marianas 7 June, arriving Saipan 20 June; the submarine cleared Saipan 27 June for her first war patrol as the senior unit of a coordinated attack group including Sea Poacher, Cero and Carp. Comdr. Barrows in Moray assigned stations; the first phase of this patrol centered on lifeguard duty. From 7 July to 9 July Moray's special mission was service as picketboat southeast of Honshū in preparation for 3rd Fleet bombardment.

She continued lifeguard operations. By June 1945, successful American submarine operations had made enemy targets nonexistent, lifeguard duty became a vital mission for American submarines. However, Moray did get a chance at some action, when she and Kingfish attacked a convoy off Kinkazan, Honshū, 10 July. Allowing Kingfish to attack first, Moray moved in to fire six torpedoes pulled out to rearm and permit Kingfish a second stab. A few moments one of Moray's torpedoes hit a whaler "Fumi Maru No.6". No other shipping was sighted. Moray completed her patrol at Midway 6 August. On 1 September the submarine sailed for the West Coast, arriving San Francisco, California, 11 September, she went into deactivation overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard. She decommissioned 12 April 1946 and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet in January 1947, she was redesignated an Auxiliary Research Submarine AGSS-300 on 1 December 1962. Moray was struck from the Navy List 1 April 1967 and sunk as a torpedo target, 18 June 1970, off San Clemente, California.

Moray received one battle star for World War II service. Photo gallery of Moray at NavSource Naval History

Alexander Fraser (British Army officer)

General Alexander Fraser, was a British Army officer in the Royal Engineers, who served in India and Burma. He was well known for the construction of the Alguada Reef Lighthouse in Burma in 1865, he was in charge of the construction of an iron bridge over the river Gomti in Lucknow in 1844. The 2,500 plus pieces of the iron bridge fabricated by Butterley Company of Ripley,Derbyshire had been left for more than 20 years without erection owing to the death of the Nawab who had ordered the bridge,until a successive Nawab who wanted the bridge to be completed came to power; the bridge had been designed by John Rennie in 1814. Son of James Fraser, he was born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire on 8 May 1824 and was educated at Kings College and Addiscombe before joining the Bengal Engineers in 1843, he saw action in the Sutlej Campaign in 1845–46, in the Punjab in 1848–49 and during the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852–53 under General Scudamore Winde Steel. He worked on the construction of lighthouses on the Burmese coast and served as chief engineer in the Northwest Provinces.

He worked with the Indian Railways serving as Chairman of the Railways of the Nizam and Kumaon. He was created a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1880. Fraser examined the Alguada Reef in December 1856 on the orders of Lord Canning after 286 people were killed in a shipwreck; the original proposal for a lighthouse had been raised by the Marquis of Dalhousie. After examining the tides and the land, a site was identified for the construction; the Admiral Sir Fleetwood Pellew suggested that the light house be built of iron while Captain Rogers suggested a struction resting on a substantial platform. Alan Stevenson suggested that iron would not work in such an exposed condition and it was decided that it would be built of stone, it was modelled with a Catoptric light. Stones were brought from Singapore and work began in 1860; the holophotal light on the tower was lit on 23 April 1865 and was 144 feet above the high-water mark and visible from 20 nautical miles. In 1846, Fraser married Caroline Rosetta daughter of Beaumont Dixie Small, a surgeon in the Bengal Medical Service, at Madras.

They had two sons Campbell, both of whom joined the British Army. In 1860 they separated but were not divorced and Caroline returned to England where she became a novelist. Fraser retired in 1886 and lived with Monica Stores Smith and they had two sons, one of them being Bruce Austin Fraser who became a celebrated admiral in the Royal Navy, he died at Rochford, Essex and is buried in St. Margaret's Churchyard, Chelmsford Borough. Alguada Reef Lighthouse Gravestone

Vote for Larry

Vote for Larry is a comedic political fictional romantic novel by Janet Tashjian. The book is the sequel to The Gospel According to Larry, stems around the United States presidential election in 2004. Josh Swensen becomes a reluctant celebrity when his anti-commercialist alter ego "Larry" gains teenage followers worldwide. Josh fakes "Larry's" own death and hides in Colorado under the alias of Mark; when his past catches up with him, he must once again face the public as "Larry". He has difficulty maintaining his austerity, problems with his girlfriend and ex-girlfriend, a threat from his nemesis betagold, self-identity problems and the rather unusual problem of running for U. S. President. Among other problems is the problem of being killed by an opponent in the candidacy for president. In this book, the fictional Congress passes a constitutional amendment to lower the presidential age requirement to 18. Josh Swensen: He is the Peace Party candidate for United States president in 2004, he is known by two other names in the book: Larry and Mark Paulson.

Janine: Josh's girlfriend in Colorado, from Seattle and enjoys shopping and her dog. Beth: Josh's old friend in Massachusetts, she convinces him to run for office. First, she suggests that he should run for Massachusetts state representative but Josh decides to run for United States president, she was dating Simon. Simon: Beth's boyfriend, a well-educated young man from England, his presence at many times makes Josh jealous of his relationship with Beth. He sings mondegreens of Christmas carols. Betagold: She is a 60-year-old woman called Tracy Hawthorne, obsessed with finding out the true of identity of Larry in The Gospel According To Larry. Peter: Larry's stepfather, an ad person, but quit and became a house painter to become "more in touch with his life" The novel is written in the first person with the perspective coming from the main character, Josh Swensen. With the main character being 18 at the end of the narrative, the style comes off as plain and using language recognizable to younger adults.

The story takes place in Colorado, but the narrative develops into a nationwide setting. The time period in the novel begins in mid to late 2003 and ends sometime after Election Day in 2004; the time period of the novel attempts to match the process of a presidential election by following the primary schedule, the convention schedule, other key campaign events such as fund raising and debating. Peace: The political party Larry belongs to is known as the "Peace Party", in one passage of the book Larry states, "Even if I don't win, at least the word'Peace' was on the presidential ballot." Anti-consumerism: Larry discourages the over-commercialization of goods and promotes the possession of fewer than 75 items. He disapproves of companies using free advertising with the logos on every shirt, he opposes the large POLO that appears on polo shirts. In both The Gospel According to Larry and Vote for Larry, there are extensive footnotes that contain many of the jokes. Josh commits pseudocide in The Gospel According To Larry and relocates to Boulder and enrolls at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The United States Congress passes an amendment lowering the age requirement for the presidency from 35 to 18. Several musicians endorse Larry including Bono, Norah Jones, Sting. Larryfest2 attempts to bring these musicians together to support Larry for President but the event is sabotaged by betagold, who faxes the musicians a message that the event was canceled. Larry loses the election in a dead heat, but 92-percent of registered voters head to the polls and several Peace Party candidates and young adults are elected in state and federal offices


Usinaras were an ancient people attested to have been living in central Punjab since remote antiquity. They were associated with Madras, Sibis etc. and their territory formed part of Vahika country according to evidence of Pāṇini. There is a reference to princess Usinarini in the Rigveda Aitareya Brahmana seems to locate Usinaras along with the Kurus and the Vasas in middle region or Madhyadesha. Kaushitakai Upanishada colllocates the Usinaras with the Satvat-Matsyas, the Kuru-Panchalas and the Svasas, they lived in a territory to the north of Madhyadesa, as neighbors to the Udichyas or the northerners. This is why the Gopatha Brahamana collocates the Usinaras and Svasas with the Udichyas or northerners. Divyavadana refers to the Svasas as people of Uttarapatha with headquarters at Takshasila to which king Ashoka was deputed by his father Bindusara as a Viceroy to quell their rebellion; the ancient Savasa or Svasa is said to be modern Chhibba which comprises Punch and Bhimbara. Thus, the Usinaras, the neighbors of the Svasas must be located in Punjab proper.

There are many references to Usinaras in the epic Mahabharata. At several places, it refers to king Usinara and his son prince Sibi or Sivi whose charity has been enormously glorified by sage Markandeya. Adi Parava of Mahabharata says that prince Sivi, son of Usinara had attended Draupadi's self-choice ceremony along with the kings of neighbouring kingdoms viz Shalya, the king of Madra Kingdom, with his son, the heroic Rukmangada, Somadatta of the Kuru race with his three sons - Bhuri and Sala and Sudakshina Kamboja the arch-bowman of the Puru race See Ganguli's Trans:; the Usinaras had joined the Kurukshetra war on the side of Kauravas. Karna Parava refers to the Kekayas, the Malavas, the Madrakas, the Dravidas of fierce prowess, the Yaudheyas, the Lalittyas, the Kshudrakas, the Usinaras, the Tundikeras, the Savitriputras etc. who had supported Karna on 17th day of the war, as all having been slain by Arjuna. Anusasana Parva of Mahabharata states that the tribes of the Sakas, Kambojas, Kalingas, Usinarass, Kolisarpas and others were noble Kshatriyas but became Vrishalas due to their lose of contact with the Brahmanas.

According to Mahabharatra, Sibi was son of the king of Usinara country near Gandhara. The charity and devotion of prince Sibi have been extolled by the sage Markandeya in the epic. Mahabharata speaks of Usinara princes as sacrificing on two small streams near Jamna There was one king Usinara i.e. king of Usinara country, contemporary of king Janaka of Videha. Garagya Balaki, a contemporary of Janaka lived for some time in Usinara country. Mahabharata refer to Usinaragiri, located near Kankhala at the point where Ganges issues from the hills, it is said to be identical with Usiragiri of Usira-dhvaja of Vanaya texts. There is an epic reference Suyajna, the king of the Usinaras. Bhagavata Purana attests that the prince of Usinara along with princes from Matsya, Vidharbha, Srnjaya, Kekaya, Kunti, Kerala was present at Samanta-pancaka in Kurukshetra at the occasion of the solar eclipse. Bhagavata Purana states that the Usinaras, the Sibi, the Madras, the Kekayas were the direct descendants of Yayati's son Anu.

Sibi or Sivi is stated to be son of Usinara. In the literature, the Usinaras are associated with the Shivis or Sibis whose chief town Sibipura has been identified with Shorkot, in Jhang district in Pakistan. Pāṇini refers to the Usinaras in several sutras of his Ashtadhyayi and mentions their land as a part of the Vahika country. Though not stated by Pāṇini, in all probability, the Usinaras were under a Sangha government. There is a Buddhist reference to one Usinara, said to be king of Benares who lived in the time of Kassapa Buddha, his story is related in the Maha-Kanha Jataka. He is mentioned in a list of kings who, although they gave great gifts, could not get beyond the domain of sense, it is however, not clear if this Usinara was from the Usinara clan or else it was his personal name only. Madras Kekaya Kingdom

Carlos Grangel

Carlos Grangel is a Spanish-born character designer for animated films. He started out as a comic book artist, drawing Fix und Foxi for the German market from the mid-80s to 1994 and Disney comics for the Dutch market in 1994/95. Afterwards he moved to DreamWorks Animation, where his credits include The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Shark Tale and Madagascar, he worked on Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. He owns Grangel Studios along with his brother Jordi. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Balto The Fearless Four The Prince of Egypt Periwig Maker The Road to El Dorado Joseph: King of Dreams Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Till Eulenspiegel Shark Tale Madagascar Corpse Bride Hui Buh The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Hotel Transylvania 2003, won Annie Award for'Individual Achievement in Character Design' for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. 2005, nominated for Annie Award for'Character Design in an Animated Feature Production' for Shark Tale 2006, nominated for Annie Award for'Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production' for Corpse Bride Carlos Grangel on IMDb Article on Carlos Grangel in Kaukapedia Official Website