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This twelfth edition of the United States Code, prepared and published pursuant to section 285b of Title 2 of the Code, is a consolidation and codification of all the general and permanent laws of the United States in force on January 4, 1995. By statutory authority, this edition may be cited “U.S.C. 1994 ed.”. Previous editions were published in 1926, 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1958, 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, and 1988.

Because many of the general and permanent laws that are required to be incorporated in the Code are inconsistent, redundant, and obsolete, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives has been engaged in a continuing, comprehensive project authorized by law to revise and codify, for enactment into positive law, each title of the Code. When this project is completed, all the titles of the Code will be legal evidence of the general and permanent laws and recourse to the numerous volumes of the United States Statutes at Large for this purpose will no longer be necessary. Titles 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 23, 28, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39, 44, 46, and 49 have been revised, codified, and enacted into positive law and the text thereof is legal evidence of the laws therein contained. The matter contained in the other titles of the Code is prima facie evidence of the laws.

The title and chapter structure of the 1988 edition, together with Supplement V thereto, has been substantially preserved, the only changes made having been necessitated by the enactment of legislation since 1988.

This edition was prepared and published under the supervision of Edward F. Willett, Jr., Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives, with the assistance of the West Publishing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, which assisted in preparing all prior editions and supplements of the Code. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the staffs of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, the West Publishing Company, and the Government Printing Office for their untiring efforts and cooperation.

Nent Kirgich

Speaker of the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 4, 1995.

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TITLE 3—THE PRESIDENT 1. Presidential Elections and Vacancies. 2. Office and Compensation of President. 3. Protection of the President; United States

Secret Service Uniformed Division. 4. Delegation of Functions.


ERNMENT, AND THE STATES 1. The Flag. 2. The Seal. 3. Seat of the Government. 4. The States. 5. Official Territorial Papers.


TITLE 2–THE CONGRESS 1. Election of Senators and Representatives. 2. Organization of Congress. 3. Compensation and Allowances of Mem

bers. 4. Officers and Employees of Senate and

House of Representatives. 5. Library of Congress. 6. Congressional and Committee Procedure;

Investigations. 7. Contested Elections (Repealed). 8. Federal Corrupt Practices (Repealed). 8A. Regulation of Lobbying. 9. Office of Legislative Counsel. 9A. Office of Law Revision Counsel. 9B. Legislative Classification Office. 9C. Office of Parliamentarian of House of

Representatives. 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. 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. 18. Legislative Personnel Financial Disclosure

Requirements (Transferred). 19. Congressional Award Program. 19A. John Heinz Competitive Excellence

Award. 20. Emergency Powers To Eliminate Budget


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Chap. 6. Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide

Control. 6A. National Laboratory Accreditation. 7. Insect Pests Generally. 7A. Golden Nematode. 7B. Plant Pests. 8. Nursery Stock and Other Plants and

Plant Products. 8A. Rubber and Other Critical Agricultural

Materials. 9. Packers and Stockyards. 10. Warehouses. 11. Honeybees. 12. Associations of Agricultural Products Pro

ducers. 13. Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. 14. Agricultural Experiment Stations. 15. Bureau of Animal Industry. 16. Bureau of Dairy Industry. 17. Miscellaneous Matters. 18. Cooperative Marketing. 19. Cotton Statistics and Estimates. 20. Dumping or Destruction of Interstate

Produce. 20A. Perishable Agricultural Commodities. 21. Tobacco Statistics. 21A. Tobacco Inspection. 21B. Tobacco Control. 22. Agricultural Marketing (Omitted or

Transferred). 23. Foreign Agricultural Service (Repealed). 24. Perishable Agricultural Commodities

(Transferred to Chapter 20A). 25. Export Standards for Apples and Pears. 25A. Export Standards for Grapes and Plums. 26. Agricultural Adjustment. 26A. Agricultural Marketing Agreements. 27. Cotton Marketing (Repealed or Omitted). 28. Tobacco Industry (Repealed).

Potato Act of 1935 (Repealed). 30. Anti-Hog-Cholera Serum and Hog-Chol.

era Virus. 31. Rural Electrification and Telephone Serv

ice. 31A. Distance Learning and Medical Link Pro

grams. 32. Peanut Statistics. 33. Farm Tenancy. 34. Sugar Production and Control (Omitted

or Repealed). 35. Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. 35A. Price Support of Agricultural Commod

ities. 36. Crop Insurance. 37. Seeds. 38. Distribution and Marketing of Agricultur

al Products. 39. Stabilization of International Wheat

Market. 40. Halogeton Glomeratus Control. 41. Agricultural Trade Development and As

sistance. 42. Agricultural Commodity Set-Aside.


85. 87.


INFORMATION 91. Access to Criminal History Records for

National Security Purposes.


TITLE 7-AGRICULTURE 1. Commodity Exchanges. 2. Cotton Standards. 3. Grain Standards. 4. Naval Stores. 5. Importation of Adulterated Seeds (Re


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