Congressional Deskbook: “Public Law”

Public Law: Act of Congress that has been signed by the president or passed over his veto. It is designated by the letters P.L. and numbers noting the Congress and the numerical sequence in which the measure was signed; for example, P.L. 107-111 was an act of Congress in the 107th Congress and was the 111th measure signed by the president (or passed over his veto) during the 107th Congress.


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