Patriot Act
Last revised April 13, 2018

This Act may be cited as the `Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001'.   The purpose of the Act is "to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes."

It began as a bill in the United States House of Representatives, 107th Congress, 1st Session, Bill HR 3162.

The Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.

Acts of Congress related to the general public have been designated as Public Laws. The Patriot Act is Public Law 107–56 (Oct. 26, 2001)
 United States Statutes at Large (STAT.) are the official source for the laws and concurrent resolutions passed during each session of the United States Congress.  It is prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Every public and private law passed by Congress is published in the Statutes at Large, in order of the date it was enacted into law.  They are also commonly called session laws.  The Patriot Act can be found at 115 STAT. 272.

The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 51 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Patriot Act has been codified into different titles in the US Code: 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 23, 28, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 49, and 51.