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United States Statutes at Large
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The seal of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) authenticates the published editions of the public and private Acts of Congress issued under the authority of the Archivist of the United States. The public and private Acts of Congress are published in slip or pamphlet form and in the United States Statutes at Large. NARA's published editions are competent evidence of the public and private Acts of Congress in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the United States, and of the several States, without any further proof or authentication. See 1 U.S.C. 106a, 112, and 113. It is prohibited to use NARA's official seal and stylized logos on any republication of this material without the express, written permission of the Archivist of the United States or the Archivist's designee. Any person who uses NARA's official seals and logos in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of 36 CFR part 1200 is subject to the penalties specified in 18 U.S.C. 506, 701, and 1017.

 

The United States Statutes at Large, typically referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. The Statutes at Large is prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 112, the printed edition of the Statutes at Large is legal evidence of the laws, concurrent resolutions, proclamations by the President, and proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution. About United States Statutes at Large.

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