The Office of the Law Revision Counsel (“OLRC”) is an independent, nonpartisan office in the U.S. House of Representatives under the authority of the Speaker of the House. The functions of the OLRC are set out in 2 U.S.C. 285b and include the following:

  • Preparing and submitting to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, one title at a time, a complete compilation, restatement, and revision of the general and permanent laws of the United States which conforms to the understood policy, intent, and purpose of Congress in the original enactments, with such amendments and corrections as will remove ambiguities, contradictions, and other imperfections both of substance and of form, separately stated, with a view to the enactment of each title as positive law.
  • Examining periodically all of the public laws enacted by Congress and submitting to the Committee on the Judiciary recommendations for the repeal of obsolete, superfluous, and superseded provisions contained in those public laws.
  • Preparing and publishing periodically a new edition of the United States Code with annual cumulative supplements reflecting newly enacted laws.
  • Classifying newly enacted provisions of law to their proper positions in the Code.
  • Preparing and submitting periodically such revisions in the titles of the Code which have been enacted into positive law as may be necessary to keep those titles current.
  • Providing the Committee on the Judiciary with such advice and assistance as the Committee may request in carrying out its functions with respect to the revision and codification of the Federal statutes.

Contact Information

The OLRC may be contacted at the following:

  • E-mail:       uscode@mail.house.gov

  • Telephone: (202) 226-2411

  • Address:   Office of the Law Revision Counsel

    U.S. House of Representatives

    H2-308 Ford House Office Building

    Washington, DC 20515

The OLRC encourages your questions and comments about this website, the U.S. Code, and codification legislation. However, the OLRC cannot provide legal interpretations or advice to the public and is not involved in policymaking.

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