A statute is the law as passed by the U.S. Congress.
Federal laws are published in two forms:
The United States Statutes at Large (STAT)
The text of each federal law, in the exact language enacted by Congress, in chronological order.
The United States Code (USC)
A codification of federal statutes, rearranged by:
In addition to Westlaw and Nexis Uni (listed on the Primary databases page) the following resources are useful for locating statutes.