Statutes at Large Law and Legal Definition

Statutes at large refers to a chronological classification of the laws enacted in each session of Congress. The laws are not arranged by subject matter, and contain no information on how they affected previously enacted laws. It also contains concurrent resolutions, reorganization plans, proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution, and proclamations by the President.

It is published under the direction of the Office of the Federal Register through the Congressional Printing Management Division, U.S. Government Printing Office and is not available in electronic format. It is available in sets only from the Superintendent of Documents, or at any Federal Depository Library.